Sunday, November 09, 2008

[TIPS] Interesting article about filters - will you read it?

This has become a topic similar to politics. If I were to point you to a page that talked about a particular candidate in either the positive or negative sense, many folks wouldn’t go there. They just don’t want to hear it. Their minds are made up, and no amount of information will change their minds.

Such, I believe, is the case with web filtering. Those folks who are more liberal with their policies may feel that they don’t need to hear it. Those who are more heavy handed will certainly not read it, as it doesn’t apply to them. “YOU’re not in charge of this network, I am, and I make the rules.”

But, here’s an article that you may want to read: http://www.edutopia.org/web-2.0-tools-filtering-firewalls  Both sides to the story are listed. I think you know my side – you’ve heard me screaming more than once. :-)

Give it a read. I don’t agree with everything in it, but I read it! :-)

1 comment:

Pam Mackowski said...

I think it's interesting that the article discusses the issue of students circumventing the internet filters--and the article opens with an instance of a teacher doing the very same thing. I am a firm believer that we, as educators, need to teach students appropriate use, whether it's blogging etiquette or what to do if a site we want is blocked--and we need to set an example of responsible use.