Doug and others finding it necessary to block these 2 educational sites,
I use Apple's .Mac services and will talk with them about possible
solutions. It's rather obvious that I know nothing about content
filtering and the kinds of restrictions IT admins face because of NCLB
or other content filtering needs in order to make their systems safe as
well as protecting students and teachers from inappropriate material.
Help me understand. These sites do not have any inappropriate material.
They are blocked because someone else using the same .Mac service may
have inappropriate material. Is that correct?
Apple needs to know that this service is being blocked and fix it so
that other teachers and students that also use .Mac services to share
digital information can do it successfully.
I'd be curious as to which schools/districts are blocking these sites?
Which schools/districts allow access to these sites?
What are the big issues? I look forward to hearing others responses.
On Mar 22, 2004, at 12:10 PM, Doug Reaves wrote:
> Hello Roger,
> It is my understanding that you are the webmaster for
> and www.dcfaward.org. I'm writing to let you know that our school is
> those who are unable to get to either of those sites because we block
> server that is hosting them. Because our URL filter blocks by IP
> address, it
> will block all the sites on a server when one (or more) of the sites
> the server hosts is deemed inappropriate. Unfortunately, there are
> that we need to block that are being hosted by the same server that
> vema-online and dcfaward. I know that you have nothing to do with the
> blocked sites and that they are completely our of your control, but
> unfortunately we still feel that is necessary to block this server and
> block your sites as well.
> I know this may be impossible for you, but if you would consider
> another server to host your sites it would then become accessible to
> us and
> possibly others as well. I hope you understand that I'm not requesting
> but just suggesting that if, in the future, a good opportunity on
> server arises for you, it might solve some of the problems that
> are having in getting access to these two good resources.
> I have copied this to a list-serve that I belong to, because this
> topic has
> appeared for discussion there recently.
> Doug Reaves
> Technology Coordinator
> Bellows Free Academy
> Fairfax, Vermont