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    Google images do you block it?

    Just wanted to know what other people are doing.

    Its blocked here at the moment but such a useful resource it seems a shame.


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    Re: Google images do you block it?

    No we don't.

    It was blocked by the LEA at one time but soon had that changed. I believe we have a keyword block so Safesearch is always on. In the 3 years I've been here I think only 1 or 2 people have abused it....to our knowledge.
    At the end of the day, I think if you start blocking such prominent things that are useful then people will just look elsewhere, and elsewhere is always more risky.

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    Re: Google images do you block it?

    certainly is disabled! have you seen some of the images that come up?

    were lucky here we have a proxy for the pupils and teachers, and our own for admin!

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    Re: Google images do you block it?

    danIT, how do people get pictures for their work?

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    Re: Google images do you block it?

    Its disabled at dinner and break when there is no supervision.

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    Re: Google images do you block it?

    Google search urls are rewriten so safesearch is forced on.

    Images in the search result are blocked on a per image basis depending on how 'dodgy' the site is. This is determined by greylisting a phrase matching.

    Using Squid and Dansguardian (alpha).

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    Re: Google images do you block it?

    You let them in rooms with no supervision? I guess it's easy for us they're not allowed in the building during breaks

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    Re: Google images do you block it?

    Very very few of our customers do it - that's one of the messages we get loud & clear - it is too useful to block.

    Expect google to classify the images even better in future - see the "labeling game" they released recently, remind anyone of the "tidying up game"? i'm sure your mothers got you to play that too

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    Re: Google images do you block it?

    Blocked by the LEA here.

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    Re: Google images do you block it?

    Blocked by the LEA. A pupil did a seach on "boys" and got a little too much detail!!!! Not at one of my schools luckly enough!

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    Re: Google images do you block it?

    pcitures for work, search google for legitimate site which relate to somewhere where one miught find the picture. want a picture of monet? search google for monet, we just specifically ban images because of the nature of the images that can be returned.


    Do you really believe that you have only had to occurances of breaches on google images?

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    Re: Google images do you block it?

    An image search engine,

    Theres a whole list of innocent words, that can be typed into google to return all kinds of picture results? I mean its the case with web results so why shouldit be different with Images.

    To be honest shudnt we be relying on teachers to build better lessons rather than go find me a picture of sweeden, and get naughty swedish princesses or similar.

    I think teacher rely to heavily on the internet as a teching tool!

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    Re: Google images do you block it?

    Quote Originally Posted by danIT
    To be honest shudnt we be relying on teachers to build better lessons rather than go find me a picture of sweeden, and get naughty swedish princesses or similar.
    Uh-oh.. putting relying on and teachers in the same sentence? Come on...

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    Re: Google images do you block it?

    We allow Google images here - it is very useful. The default page the kids get after firing up a browser is a page with 3 google search boxes, all of which send the query with safe=strict. Dodgy stuff gets blocked, using the search boxes ensures they get decent results.

    Flickr is better for getting _accurate_ image results, but as you expect on a photography site, there's a fair few risque images as well.

    Have I told the story of the "Puff-Suck switch" here? Apparently, this device is a means of controlling a computer or similar by sucking or blowing on a tube. It's used as an example in a few lessons, so the kids went off to write their homework.....

    teacher didn't know why the proxy kept blocking the kids searches......

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    Re: Google images do you block it?

    Have I told the story of the "Puff-Suck switch" here? Apparently, this device is a means of controlling a computer or similar by sucking or blowing on a tube. It's used as an example in a few lessons, so the kids went off to write their homework.....
    lol - dumbass media teacher insisted we unblocked some teenie movie porn site... went straight to the headteacher saying kids needed it researching 'teenage movies' 8O



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