[K12OSN] dansguardian filter
karisue at gmail.com
Fri Sep 7 15:09:53 UTC 2007
I have a new principal who is, for lack of a more descriptive word,
paranoid. After last week's video.google.com scare last week, he had me
switch our filter to whitelist only. So I have a little list of websites
that are allowed; all else is blocked.
The teachers and students are not happy. This is a K-8 school, and the
5th-8th graders feel they are being punished. I tend to agree. And when
research paper time comes (October), what will happen then?
I promised to look into how other schools handle filtering. I am scared of
filtering by keyword -- what if I don't think of all of them? Are available
prepared lists thorough and reliable?
I have two needs:
1. I need to be able to report how other schools use Dansguardian or
similar filtering tools.
2. I need to educate the principal on this topic. Can you think of any
info I can throw his way to persuade him to let up the screws a little bit?
Thanks for helping,
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