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Internet Filtering by Mind Map: Internet Filtering
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Internet Filtering

Choosing an Internet service provider (ISP) that blocks objectionable material before it enters the home can help parents who worry about their children viewing objectionable content. Most content control software is marketed to organizations or parents. It is, however, also advertised on occasion to facilitate self-censorship by people struggling with internet addiction.

The purpose

To make the internet a safe environment for children to use.

Prevents access to objectionable websites. Maintains a safe learning environment in schools, Easily enforces internet usage rules, Decreases bandwidth consumption.

Types of Filter

Search engins such as google and yahoo have filters bulit within them. They can be altered from off to moderate to safe search where no harmful; content can get through.=)

Sites such as CEOD can be used to inform on the levels of filter needed and previous problems

Another type of filter is on your computer itself. It will have controls oin your settings to block specific websites, or types of web pages such as nasty porn!!

What does it mean?

Internet filtering is a system that provides protection to the user from harmful content. it can be of great use in schools, at home and in thw work environment

Setting Internet filters can help Parents, guardians, or school administrators protect kids from viewing inappropriate material as well as identify which Web sites kids can visit. Parents and guardians block sites by content type or only allow access to certain sites. You prevent unwanted, explicit sexual content from appearing in your search results. Businesses to block Web sites or applications that they don't want their employees to use at work. Warn you about and block you from suspicious Web sites that might be fraudulent (also known as phishing filters.) Keep spam out of your inbox (also known as spam filters.)

Keeping safe

Keeping children safe online at home

Should it just be the internet that is filtered or other technologies such as Playstations, Xbox, phones etc that allow communication?

we need to ensure the young people in our care are aware of potential risks and how to practice safe, responsible behaviour, wherever and whenever they are online.

Should Youtube be filtered?

Arguments for yes..

Some content is unsuitable for children

Arguments for no..

Contains lots of information that could in fact help promote further learning.

Fail to Filter: July 2009

How much should schools filter internet contenet?

http://www.edutopia.org/poll-schools-filter-internet-content?page=1

For parents

Useful links

Education for parents and teachers

E-safety for parents

New node

How is it implemented in school?

The e-safety strategy should: allow young people to develop their own protection strategies for when adult supervision and technological protection are not available. give information on where to seek help and how to report incidents. help young people understand that they are not accountable for the actions that others may force upon them but that there are sanctions that the school will impose if they act inappropriately when online provide guidelines for parents, carers and others on safe practice ensure you regularly monitor and review your policies with stakeholders ensure technological solutions are regularly reviewed and updated to ensure maintenance of an effective e-safety programme

Flitering in schools

http://www.childnet.com/

E safety in schools

Example Filter Policy

Research into filters within school