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re: filters for internet

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Teri Sanford (terily)
Thu, 06 May 1999 09:29:39 -0500

Hi Judy,
We use some kind of filter that is based at the host of our
server (not here in the district). They use some kind of
program that filters out specific words. If we come across
something we don't want the kids to see, we call them and they
add it to the list of blackouts. If we try to go somewhere we
can't go, we call them and they take the block off. For
example, breast was one of the "forbidden" words, but we
couldn't get info on breast cancer. So they had to put some
sites that had the word breast back into our accessibility.
It is very annoying as an adult, when I am trying to follow a
link from artsednet or other email, to get denied access. But I
understand why we have it in place. Many kids have the internet
at home and they can "surf" there, if their parents want to let
them. I don't want the liability for someone seeing something
"bad" in my classroom.