by Carlo Longino

Shocker -- Kids Get Around Web Filters

from the no,-really dept

Following last week's Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday, apparently today is Obvious Wednesday. First, the news that gee, internet users really do use the internet, and now has an article with the breaking news that kids can figure out how to circumvent web filters their schools use to try to keep them from accessing undesirable sites. The only surprise here is that the reporter seems surprised. What's next? Kids sneaking into R-rated movies? Hiding Playboys under the bed? It's been proven time and time again that filters don't work -- so, again, why not use the time and resources spent on these filters and tracking kids' ways around them on teaching critical thinking and good judgment instead?

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    h, 14 Mar 2007 @ 6:22am

    Re: Re: Re: I'd leave a comment but

    i will not give off my name but i think its best if kids dont use these "proxy's" and theres only one way to stop them. proxys must use some sort of setting that can be blockabel or abel to be disactavated i dont like you

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