+ Post New Thread
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 31 to 44 of 44
How do you do....it? Thread, Google images do you block it? in Technical; Andi, Who is your LEA (I assume you are filtering through LEA)? Do you know what system they are using?...
  1. #31


    tom_newton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    4,463
    Thank Post
    866
    Thanked 845 Times in 667 Posts
    Rep Power
    195
    Andi,

    Who is your LEA (I assume you are filtering through LEA)? Do you know what system they are using?

  2. #32
    Joanne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Lancashire
    Posts
    1,504
    Thank Post
    116
    Thanked 112 Times in 104 Posts
    Blog Entries
    17
    Rep Power
    74
    blocked here (in all languages)

    kids can search for pages on whatever they want pictures of and get them that way. We didn't have google images before and coped just fine!!

    The 6th formers can use it though.

    Hah... something that instigated that was one lad searching for 'pussy'... I was rather amused when pictures of cats appeared!!

  3. #33
    mrforgetful's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    1,637
    Thank Post
    7
    Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
    Rep Power
    22
    Quote Originally Posted by Joanne View Post
    We didn't have google images before and coped just fine!!
    hehe, lets get rid of computers, mobiles, cars and clothes too right?

  4. #34
    Andi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Newport, South Wales
    Posts
    276
    Thank Post
    52
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    16
    We don't have an LEA as we are a private school.

    We use Webblocker as our webfilter, built into our Watchguard firewall. I've just created an expression which blocks anything from google images with the safe search off, but what I really wanted was almost like a find and replace feature that gets rid of the moderate and safe off string and replaces it with the strong filter on.

    What is the string for the moderate filtering? I would like to enforce strong filtering by filtering the other options.

  5. #35


    tom_newton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    4,463
    Thank Post
    866
    Thanked 845 Times in 667 Posts
    Rep Power
    195
    Andi,

    Don't know off-hand what the string is, though if you can, you're best forcing the URL to contain some string rather than the other way around.

    If you'd like to have a look at a drop-in replacement for watchguard with true content-filtering... do drop me a line.

  6. #36
    gill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    43
    Thank Post
    26
    Thanked 7 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    14

    Google Images

    Yes we block it. If in doubt set google filtering at the lowest levels and then search for the following fairly innocuous words:
    pony girls (our Year 7 wanted illustrations for horsey stories!)
    water sports (year 8 were making tourism brochures!)
    prince albert (project about Queen Victoria!)

    Seems safer to block all images rather than risk them see unsuitable ones.

  7. #37
    Joanne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Lancashire
    Posts
    1,504
    Thank Post
    116
    Thanked 112 Times in 104 Posts
    Blog Entries
    17
    Rep Power
    74
    banned here... people don't understand what to do either!!

    Erm... Hello? Google images hasn't been around forever you know! What would you have done before hand??

    Some peoples!!

    Oh and it is blocked because bored children would type in all manner of things. Even with safe search on you can still get some dodgy stuff... tested it once.

    Might have changed now though... I shall have to see!

  8. #38
    Joanne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Lancashire
    Posts
    1,504
    Thank Post
    116
    Thanked 112 Times in 104 Posts
    Blog Entries
    17
    Rep Power
    74
    ah I was right.... search for breasts with safesearch on.... :S

  9. #39
    Andi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Newport, South Wales
    Posts
    276
    Thank Post
    52
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    16
    Impero have just added a feature to their latest version to force strict safe search on google.

    Works a treat.

  10. #40
    antoeknee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    NW
    Posts
    210
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    15
    Blocked by our LEA though this didn't extend to other country sites

    i.e. images.google.hu

    We've blocked those in the school and have put icon on student desktop for a image search thats safe only. Buggered if I can remember the site at the moment, I'll post it tomorrow when I can check it.

  11. #41

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Devon
    Posts
    233
    Thank Post
    8
    Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
    Rep Power
    16
    We've not filtered it... even if you do get some questionable results when searching for the most relevant things... IE: Devon

  12. #42
    antoeknee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    NW
    Posts
    210
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    15
    We ended up blocking google.images after finding that just typing a womans name you could get some questinable images if safe search was switched of.

    We block lots of image search sites and students get Ditto.com on their desktop. Safe search by default and you can't change it.

  13. #43
    mrforgetful's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    1,637
    Thank Post
    7
    Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
    Rep Power
    22
    Our LEA have setit so you cannot turn off Safe Search. Same with Yahoo aswell. I did it for the Live Search and I'm not sure about others to be honest.

  14. #44
    Friez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    839
    Thank Post
    22
    Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
    Rep Power
    23
    I discovered that typing 'Chernobyl' into google reveals some incredible results on the first page...

    Science recently pointed out to me the dangers of searching for 'optical illusions' in google image search too...

    Unfortuanately we can't block it because the school actually use it as a major school resource, so we end up having to block individual items as and when they get found -_-;;;

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Similar Threads

  1. How to Block Google chat facilities.
    By westbourne in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 16th May 2011, 11:33 AM
  2. Google MSN 2.0 block????
    By westbourne in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 2nd May 2007, 03:06 PM
  3. One to block
    By indiegirl in forum Jokes/Interweb Things
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 14th June 2006, 02:25 PM
  4. Does anyone know how to block chat on google
    By timbo343 in forum Windows
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 21st March 2006, 11:38 PM
  5. Google images completely filtered in Lancs?
    By ChrisH in forum General Chat
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 22nd November 2005, 09:01 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •