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#1
Does/did your school have censorship on the internet, and to what extent?

At my Sixth Form pretty much all social networking (except at lunchtimes), flash games etc are banned, but YouTube is allowed
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#2
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#3
This was my secondary school's IT lesson



so no didn't really have any
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#4
At my current school, there are no sorts of censorship, except a guy monitoring our traffic, but he won't check what we're doing unless we're occupying 90 % or so of the total bandwith.

At my previous school (year 11 through 13.), most, if not all, social networks were banned.
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#7
Is "censorship" the right word for this? Blocking distracting sites from a school network doesn't seem to infringe on anyone's rights.
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#8
I'm so old that when I was in grade school, there was nothing to block. No youtube, facebook, social sites (worth mentioning), etc. I don't even think the computers had internet.


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#9
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Is "censorship" the right word for this? Blocking distracting sites from a school network doesn't seem to infringe on anyone's rights.

no bt tehn i cnt go on fb wen am n skool
#10
We did in college, but there were so many different ways to get around it. Although instead of playing flash games, we just played on n64 emulators and had mario tennis tournies. Man those days were great.
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This was my secondary school's IT lesson



so no didn't really have any



That game.... I remember it ( or something similar).


Whats it called?
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#13
My secondary school's IT was rubbish, they had some sort of blocking software on various websites, that we were able to turn off with the task manager
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#14
My school was always putting in new measures to stop people going on social networking etc.....there was always some nerds one step ahead of the IT Department though
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That game.... I remember it ( or something similar).


Whats it called?


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#16
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Why only school? In my uni, the antivirus blocks some "harmful" sites.

A university is still an institution of education; in other words, a school.
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#18
we had a site blocker at my secondary school but i showed everyone that you could get around it with proxy sites. One time we ended up sitting around watching porn in class and the teacher was just like '**** it' and ignored us.
#19
We always played Call of Duty 1 and Age Of Empires 2 during IT. Good times...
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Coming from someone whose username is basically "PC", it's odd that he didn't do that.
#21
The department of education here has blocked so many websites that it actually prevents a lot of legitmate research being done. It's insane.
#22
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we had a site blocker at my secondary school but i showed everyone that you could get around it with proxy sites. One time we ended up sitting around watching porn in class and the teacher was just like '**** it' and ignored us.

My former school has probably blocked thousands of proxy sites; they block them soon after they notice students using it.
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Quote by Kensai
I'm so old that when I was in grade school, there was nothing to block. No youtube, facebook, social sites (worth mentioning), etc. I don't even think the computers had internet.




This was what we did with school computers





(it was actually across 1 and not across 2, but I can't find any pics of that)

edit:

Awwww yeaaa




Same here. In grade school, we didn't have computers ANYWHERE (late 60's early 70's).
Had some in Jr. High though.
In Jr. High we had some CPM systems (go ask your grandpas about that one kids)

But those were ancient times.
During later college years (various courses over the last 10 or so years), I did crap like IRC mostly.
I mainly took computer related classes, which I really didn't need, primarily for the job placement service they provided.
Made for some boring classes though.
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#24
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At my previous school (year 11 through 13.), most, if not all, social networks were banned.


wut?
#25
yeah they did but as we moved up the censoring got worse and worse and everyone kept getting around it so they pretty much banned close to everything just to be safe.

we raped the bandwidth though. I remember a few of us got into the admin account at school (username was admin password was admin lol) so it was unlimited and unrestricted downloads and web browsing for a month until they caught on.
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#26
Definitely. I would say all the stuff that is banned, but I would be here for an hour.


In that case. I will sat what is NOT banned:

A couple of school related game sites
A couple of school related vid sites
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#27
Quote by slash_GNR666
This was my secondary school's IT lesson



so no didn't really have any


Holy shitballs, I used to play this all the time when I was 7. What was this game called?

And yes. My first school had the strictest filtering in the universe, while my highschool was pretty average. I could still access UG and all on it.
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wut?

....perhaps that was badly phrased, but what I meant was: "From the beginning of year 11, and until the end of year 13."
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....perhaps that was badly phrased, but what I meant was: "From the beginning of year 11, and until the end of year 13."


...year 13? :\
#30
In middle school this was pretty much what I used study hall for.

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#31
The block nearly everything here. Last year they threw all the Spanish teachers into a rage when the school blocked all of their favorite educational sites for being a blog. It doesn't matter too much anyway, practically all of the school has the bypass code, or a proxy.
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Holy shitballs, I used to play this all the time when I was 7. What was this game called?


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#34
we had a decent IT tech at our school, there were a load of sites blocked, but when we got into year 10 (might have been 11) and we started talking to him, he told us how to get around it all and then installed unreal tournament 2003 on the school's network.
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Yeah. people, like Lemoninfluence, are hypocrites and should have all their opinions invalidated from here on out.
#36
We had a firewall that was enforced by the LEA.

So anything that was linked to;
Gambling
Phishing
Games
Porn
Hacking
Sexual context etc.

Made my IT course impossible since we had to do research on the origins of the internet and it's uses.

So when we were looking for the first websites to use video's etc, and payed subscriptions we couldn't because they were porn websites. We also couldn't talk about TOR and all that because we couldn't research and source it properly. We were basically left with talking about Google, Facebook (which was also banned), Wikipedia (which we weren't allowed to use as a source, not even the references on it), and youtube (which was also banned)

Yet I was able to play a lot of online games, and install C&C red alert
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...year 13? :\

What's wrong with that? Many countries require 13 years of education before university admission.
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What's wrong with that? Many countries require 13 years of education before university admission.


Nothing's wrong with it, I've just never heard of a 'year 13' before and was a little intrigued. Down here, year 12 is final year (although we have to complete 'reception', which comes before first grade).
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Nothing's wrong with it, I've just never heard of a 'year 13' before and was a little intrigued. Down here, year 12 is final year (although we have to complete 'reception', which comes before first grade).

so do we.

reception then years 1-13, then uni.
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What's wrong with that? Many countries require 13 years of education before university admission.


And then there's people like me who stay behind a year because they ****ed up year 12 and 13. So became a year 14.

I was like a vet at that place. Everyone knew me.
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