[K12OSN] Google apps

Doug Simpson simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us
Tue Sep 4 14:35:07 UTC 2007

This one of the very reasons we host all our own email and don't allow "free" email sites from our school. Then there are little chances for this kind of stuff to happen. . .


Doug Simpson
Technology Specialist
De Queen Public Schools
De Queen, AR
simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us

>>> Tim Born <k12osn at deltacfax.com> 8/30/2007 6:20 PM >>>
Kari Matthews wrote:

> GRRRR... I use google apps for our school email.  I linked to the 
> google apps page from our website.  I got a call today from the pastor 
> (it's a Catholic school) saying there is porn on my website, and 
> please remove it immediately.  Turns out, someone clicked on google 
> apps and then on video.  There, in the top 10 list, are a bunch of 
> porn sites.  The principal said pretty gruffly, "We cannot have this 
> on our site!"  It was not on *my* site, of course, but no matter -- in 
> his head, that is St. Mary's site, and it needed to be removed.
> Ugh ... I wonder if I emailed google if they would take any action so 
> that places of business (esp schools) could still link to google apps 
> w/o having that link.  I doubt it, but still.
> The problem is not student access in the building, but student / 
> parent access from home.  They do not want there to be any links to 
> such material from my homepage.
> Any thoughts?
> ~kari
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Kari -

If you prefix your outbound URLs with 
e.g. <a 
you can force them to see a reminder when they leave your site.

Ugly, admitedly.  Small minds sometimes need these things.
It's programatic, so you can script the fix across all your pages or use 
Apache mod_rewrite.

If you have a web server that dishes PHP by all means take this source 
and customize to your hearts content.
This was actually kind of fun.

Have a nice holiday folks.


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