School Internet Filtering

Although I’m not sure if internet filtering plays a good or bad role in our schools, I did find this comment in an MSDN blog to be totally true - that is, I definitely experienced this when I was in high school.

The students are blowing through the filters as if they were not even there. Anyone who believes otherwise is only fooling themselves. Do you think students are not laughing themselves silly at getting to sites they know their teachers can’t get to? How much does that do for teaching respect for teachers, schools and authority in general?

Schools As Communication Free Zones

At my school, there was certainly not enough IT support to fight the onslaught of new proxy websites and game sites every day. Even with automatic updates to the banned sites lists, it seemed like most students knew a way to get around the filters.