[LINK] 'Net filters "required" for all Australians, no opt-out

Michael Meloni mike at somebodythinkofthechildren.com
Fri Oct 17 11:57:03 EST 2008

Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> Michael Meloni wrote:
>> Just came across this on Whirlpool: NoCleanFeed.com might be blocked 
>> in NSW public schools ( 
>> http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=967413&p=17#r332  )
>> Here's a screen cap:  
>> http://www.somebodythinkofthechildren.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/nocleanfeed_blocked1.jpg 
>> Anyone inside the NSW school system able to confirm?
> What you want them to do this publically on Link?
I can be reached in a number of ways including a contact form on my 
blog. None provide complete anonymity though.

> I wouldn't have any problem with filtering stuff for schools at the 
> state or
> even federal level or organisations for that matter.  Though I suspect 
> the
> filtering options may vary between education systems. There is a duty 
> of care
> and I wouldn't like to be in a teacher's shoes.

It's why (and even if) NoCleanFeed.com is blocked that interests me.

> By the way a few years ago, I was told that the concern in schools 
> seemed to be
> about email and I would guess chat room conversations for girls and web
> content/pornography for boys...
> Marghanita

Michael Meloni

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