+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall Thread, Too many iffy images getting through our ISP filter recently. in Technical; SWGfL is our ISP and recently we have been finding that despite many tweaks too many images not suitable for ...
  1. #1
    speckytecky's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,531
    Thank Post
    3,415
    Thanked 261 Times in 213 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    110

    Too many iffy images getting through our ISP filter recently.

    SWGfL is our ISP and recently we have been finding that despite many tweaks too many images not suitable for KS3 students are making their way through the filters. We have a duty to prevent this. I have asked in a similar thread already but now I have the ear of the management and the promise of funding I'm trying to establish which is the best value and most effective package to buy in.

    It's a great shame that Yahoo, Bing, Google etc are failing on this - that said at least with Google you do have the option to report offensive images.

  2. #2


    tom_newton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    4,475
    Thank Post
    866
    Thanked 850 Times in 672 Posts
    Rep Power
    196
    Nothing's perfect - a combinmation of force strict safesearch, deep url filtering and blocked search terms will get you a fair old distance though

  3. #3
    speckytecky's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,531
    Thank Post
    3,415
    Thanked 261 Times in 213 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    110
    Thanks tom,

    it's knowing what to block though that seems to be half the battle - xxxx in any image search for example brings images that link to some ugh sites - on the other hand as xxxx et al is in many items of Internet based content then we found that by adding aaa to xxx brought our e-mail system to an unworkable state as messages with those strings refused to display or delete!! Additionally if the searches are tightened down too much food tech students for example searching for Apple Pie can't pull any images up! It seems that folk are posting images more frequently with unrelated titles to the image hence the students are finding them more often, sometimes inocently.

    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    Nothing's perfect - a combinmation of force strict safesearch, deep url filtering and blocked search terms will get you a fair old distance though

  4. #4

    glennda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    7,817
    Thank Post
    272
    Thanked 1,138 Times in 1,034 Posts
    Rep Power
    350
    Seems you need something like smoothie which dynamicly scans content

    From my testing it seems to be doing pretty well at blocking!

  5. Thanks to glennda from:

    tom_newton (23rd November 2011)

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. No https:// requests can get through
    By Scotmk in forum Windows
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 20th October 2008, 05:43 PM
  2. Too many proxies
    By Ric_ in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 12th December 2006, 09:14 AM
  3. Far too many Forums / Sections.
    By Alex in forum Comments and Suggestions
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 20th July 2005, 12:54 PM

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
  •