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    Edugeek.net Website Blocked Within West Sussex

    I am currently working in a school within the West Sussex LA, we get all our internet filtered at county level by a company working for West Sussex County Council, the Problem is they will not unblock this website as they say it is a forum, which it is, but i read somewhere on here (can't remember where) that edugeek was a Becta Approved website?? so surely they shouldnt be blocking it!!

    any Ideas? apart from using a proxy?

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    We are indeed a Becta approved support provider and should NOT be blocked. I'm just trying to find the link on the Becta site now that shows us as such. Can you provide me with a link to the people who provide filtering for your RBC please?

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    Search Result : Directory : ICT Support Network

    (though somebody at Becta can't speel Byers, and I don't know what the spam is...)

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    And it looks like the filtering provision is by Atomwide (West Sussex Grid for Learning: Internet Filtering)

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    It was blocked in haringey LA as well . but i talked to them and got the URL filtering login details from synetrix for our school. now i manage the Filtering. if you request they will provide to your head teacher i guess.

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    Having spoken with AtomWide before they will not blanket unblock the site, it has to be requested at LA level at this time. I did however raise the idea of blocking the TES Forums, the RM forums and Technet forums in that case as they all fall under the same category then ... but got no more joy. Then strangely enough it was sorted ... but it is susceptible to blocking when engines are updated. A request to the LA should sort it out though. If they fail to then ask for the above forums sites to be blocked too ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    And it looks like the filtering provision is by Atomwide (West Sussex Grid for Learning: Internet Filtering)

    yeah we are all done through atomwide, who make everything 10 x harder by making you fill out loads of forms before they will do anything, and as for what lionsl2005 said, our predessors here had Policy Central inplace for inhouse filtering, which slowed alot of the machines down by running high percentages of CPU, on old machines which couldnt take it! we are starting to block somethings using our isa server, as atomwide will not always block sites that have partially useful information on, or even a couple of gaming websites!!

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