+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall Thread, Furtue of web filtering in schools in Technical; I would just like peoples opinions really on where they think the future of web filtering in schools will go ...
  1. #1
    jumpinjamez's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    254
    Thank Post
    134
    Thanked 23 Times in 15 Posts
    Rep Power
    27

    Furtue of web filtering in schools

    I would just like peoples opinions really on where they think the future of web filtering in schools will go if the ISPs start offering this services by default as the government wants then to on domestic broadband.

    Talk Talk are starting the push

    I know they are talking about domestic connections but if they can do it for them they can do it for education connections especially as this is to "protect the children".

    If they do provide this service what will it mean for the likes of Smoothwall and Cyber patrol and so on in which i am sure a few schools spend a few pounds om each year.

  2. #2

    elsiegee40's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    10,702
    Thank Post
    1,784
    Thanked 2,169 Times in 1,604 Posts
    Rep Power
    769
    Yes, there will still be a need for tailored filtering within schools. The government's generic block is OK, but school will need to tailor it for various reasons. Some of the ones I've thought of:

    - Blocking social networking in lesson time (Social networking not covered by new policy)
    - Enabling access to certain sites for specific lessons (PSHE on Drugs...or whatever)


    Basically anything that requires finer tuning than the generic high level "don't let the kids into anything with sex/porn/drug/illegal connotations"

  3. #3

    sonofsanta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Lincolnshire, UK
    Posts
    4,934
    Thank Post
    861
    Thanked 1,437 Times in 987 Posts
    Blog Entries
    47
    Rep Power
    615
    Having worked with a county provided filter in the past, I would no way, not ever, never give up control of my web filter again. It is entirely worth the money spent on getting your own system that you can administer yourself, both for the sake of your sanity and the speed with which you can meet people's requests - particularly as the "can you unblock $this" requests are usually while the teacher is in the lesson with a class of 30 Year 9s.

    TL;DR: Smoothwall till I die.

  4. Thanks to sonofsanta from:

    nile_c (16th May 2012)

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 17th May 2011, 11:43 PM
  2. School Guardian Web Filter falling over
    By kesomir in forum Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 5th May 2009, 11:12 AM
  3. Mix match of IWB's in school + Promethean Software
    By Kyle in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 2nd September 2008, 12:13 AM
  4. Replies: 39
    Last Post: 12th August 2008, 05:40 PM
  5. Becta: Study of Thin Client technology in schools
    By CyberNerd in forum School ICT Policies
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12th May 2007, 12:11 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
  •