Friday, December 10, 2010


This is going to be a short post this time. I don't know if you have run into this at your school or place of employment, but our school has put up a firewall. It blocks any adverse information from coming in. It stops the big, bad, evil meanies from infecting us with viruses...right?

Freaking wrong! This is what I have found:
It blocks GLBTQ novel descriptions and ISBN #s
It blocks Huffington Post
It blocks the website for Banned Books Week

But it DOESN'T block:
Stupid Flash games
Instant Messaging

Hmmm...discuss amongst yourselves.

1 comment:

  1. Clearly there is a world of misguided intent in our education system. Did you discuss it with your administration and tech admins? Any firewall can be adjusted. Did they give a reason as to why the real culprits - Facebook, IMs and games - are allowed through and the other content isn't? I'd love to hear more on this!