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Network and Classroom Management Thread, Screen shot web monitoring in Technical; Originally Posted by gh256 NickJones: We know what they are using it for, myspace, facebook (which is banned in the ...
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    Re: Screen shot web monitoring

    Quote Originally Posted by gh256
    NickJones: We know what they are using it for, myspace, facebook (which is banned in the AUP and blocked by the council). Just parents dont take my word and need proof.
    How about looking at their MySpace profiles and seeing the times on their comments?

    Just to play devil's advocate for a moment, how do you know they are using it for MySpace if you don't currently have any proof which you can give to the parents?

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    Re: Screen shot web monitoring

    use censornet to block. we use it. its limited but fairly easy to setup and use....

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    Re: Screen shot web monitoring

    I know because I have seen it on their screens when I walk in the room and remotly in RM Tutor. But I cant sit doing that all day.

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    Re: Screen shot web monitoring

    We have something called Policy Central by a company called Forensic Software, I believe there's a guy from them on here somewhere.

    Basically it will screenshot whenever someone opens/types any document inluding webpages that have a banned word.

    It has prebuilt dictionaries but you can add your own or exclude ones too.

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    Re: Screen shot web monitoring

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    We cant block them either thats done by the council and they will only add porn sites for you.
    That is daft. How much is the Securus software?
    I think we were quoted about £6500 over three years...

    We're in the same position and trying to sort out a way to stick our own proxy between two LEA managed switches

    They block porn and 'hacking' sites...

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    Re: Screen shot web monitoring

    Quote Originally Posted by gwendes
    They block porn and 'hacking' sites...
    Given that proxy bypass sites allow you access to not one but both of those categories, surely they should block them?

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    Re: Screen shot web monitoring

    To lazy lol

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    Re: Screen shot web monitoring

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    To lazy lol
    If I was in your situation I would get in touch with them and see why exactly it is that they're not blocking proxy websites.

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    Re: Screen shot web monitoring

    They do some but there are so many of them. Shame its just a URL filter and is not content bassed

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    Re: Screen shot web monitoring

    You can get alot of free systems to control what users can access, have a quick search on the forums.
    I'm currently using IPCop with the URLFilter addon- Does the job, but its only URL filtering. Tom was kind enough to send me an evaluation of their SmoothGuardian- its a beast of an app, but thats also money!

    Securus is fairly hefty price + annual subscription, but it's good for having a log of violations.

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    Re: Screen shot web monitoring

    Ip cop looks difficult to install

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    Re: Screen shot web monitoring

    Quote Originally Posted by gh256
    We cant block them either thats done by the council and they will only add porn sites for you.

    NickJones: We know what they are using it for, myspace, facebook (which is banned in the AUP and blocked by the council). Just parents dont take my word and need proof.
    setup your own proxy? then you can ban what ever you see not fit for the kids

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    Re: Screen shot web monitoring

    It might be worth asking your LEA if they are a Becta Accredited ISP, which involves automated web filtering tests being done in a sample of schools. To be honest, if they aren't blocking proxy-avoidance sites I think the answer will be "no"!

    They really need to sort out their filtering and their lack of accreditation could be ammo for you with SLT etc.

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    Re: Screen shot web monitoring

    i use PCE from forensic software http://forensicsoftware.co.uk/FSL_PCE.htm
    they did a presentation at a bgfl thing not so long ago an i had looked at there stuff before, after that they gave me a trial so i could install it on my server and i think it allowed 15 client installs
    and i played with it for a while and brought it, cost depends if your primary or secondary
    primary cost ent too bad but i think secondary in comparison is a bit over the top, the LEA were negotiating a discount which i was promised to get back the difference which is something i should check up on now i think of it

    i will say one thing tho the ammount of false positives sometimes makes going through logs teedious and time consuming, if you know the keywords you want to look for or the users there is alot of filtering in the violation reports bit that can help but if you want to look through every "violation" then expect a fare few false positives,
    perhapse there is a way to lessen these but i have nto yet investigated that
    coupel of other features i liked:
    you can have different categories for different OU's and setup customised logins for staff to access the database of violations
    i was very impressed with it an b4 u ask no i dont work for them

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    Re: Screen shot web monitoring

    I agree with Master about the software, a LOT of false positive. I was advised to add words to the ignore list but some of them are words worth monitoring, just the amount of irellevant catches.

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