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RE: Filters and monitors

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Fields, Linda (fieldsl.us)
Thu, 6 May 1999 10:21:52 -0400


I ran into this problem just this morning when I tried to pull up the site
on art hazards from Goshen. My filtering system told me access had been
denied "for security reasons" and not to try it again. Our media specialist
has a number to call to find out why things are blocked and to get them
unblocked for valid reasons. Frankly, I find it a big pain in the neck, but
since our computers are student accessible, I suppose it's necessary for our
own protection. Linda in NC

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From: Judy Grochowski
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 1999 5:58 PM
To: artsednet.edu
Subject: Filters and monitors

Hi all,
Here's a question which has arisen in our district-actually,
specifically, in our HS. A committee looking at technology wants to
buy into
a filtering system for our internet connections. The one we may have
to use
is Bess. Our media specialist has some concerns about accessablity
issues,
and so set up a visitation today to a neighboring HS who is using
this
system. 7 of us went to surf and see what we thought. The filter
makes
things load slowly, and some sites were not able to be accessed
which we
know one of our social studies teachers would want students to use
for research.
My questions to y'all : Have any of you ever run into a
problem with
accessability to art sites ( for instance, with nudity or
controversail
subject matter?) Can you control the filter at all? Turn it off,
temporarily? How 'bout monitors as opposed to filters? What are
other issues
we may want to check into or know about? Thanks!
Trying to sort it out in Wisc where spring has sprung beautifully!
Judy Grochowski
Greenfield High