[K12OSN] dansguardian filter
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Fri Sep 7 15:46:45 UTC 2007
Kari Matthews wrote:
> 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?
DansGuardian is extremely effective when using prepared lists and your
own lists of domains, URLs, phrases, etc.
What I suggest is setting it up to log usernames and using that to show
your principal that you can provide detailed reports of what your
students are doing. There is a CGI script (dglog.pl) that will allow you
to produce these reports.
One technique I've found extremely effective with students is to use a
projector to show them DansGuardian logs in real time as they search.
They're a bit shocked when they see their usernames in the logs.
I also show them that I can see exactly what they're typing into the
Google search box via a perl script I wrote.
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