I have a new principal who is, for lack of a more descriptive word, paranoid. After last week's <a href="http://video.google.com">video.google.com</a> 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.
<br><br>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?<br><br>
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?<br><br>I have two needs: <br>
<br>1. I need to be able to report how other schools use Dansguardian or similar filtering tools. <br>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?
<br><br>Thanks for helping,<br>Kari<br>