Sunday, July 03, 2005

the borderline teacher on children, computers and blocking sites

I feel Cat's pain. Some genius that runs the internet filter for my school (and maybe for the city's entire e-net) blocked Yahoo! Yes, that's right. He blocked the main internet portal and directory used by the world. All education sites. email access. News. You name it. Gone. Why? Because some kids found a porn site? Too many using games?

How about forbidding those particular offending sites? Witness her misadventures with filtering here. Money quote:

My half-Yugoslavian Year 8 student showed me how easily he could demonstrate superior intelligence via Yugoslavian Google, conducting a search for "igre".

Gotta love a school where a teacher knows half-Yugoslavian kids that can Yugoslaviand google!

Read the whole thing.