I love this site (well done to you all that put your unpaid time and effort into it), I don't post to often but the one thing I love to read is FFS and General Chat, but thanx to my LEA I can't get to GENERAL CHAT, could "Chat" not be taken out of the forum name (or re named?).
or am I just thick and missing the a reason why this would not work.
just a thought,
Who's your LEA?
Chances are there's a way around it!
I'd rather not say, they would rather not have a tech employed by the school, and have one of there own for £50 per hour!!! and I know there looking for a reason to get rid since the the new head was apointed (we used to be a shool tha broke all the Rules of the LEA and the school bloody worked)
Now the school is just another puppet of them!!!
sorry for the rant;)
Do you have access to the filtering rules for the school ?
If so, you should be able to amend this, so that you can allow "chat". There might even be some user level filtering, so only staff can, but students can't.
Is this a Primary school ?
Can you do HTTPS ?
As there's a poll about changing to secure for Edugeek, if they do this, it bypasses the filtering.