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

Michael Skeggs mike@bystander.net mskeggs at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 12:06:29 EST 2008


I used to be involved in the system for blocking "inappropriate"
content in NSW schools. It provided an explicit error stating the
content was not approved. This may have changed, or there may be a
desire to block this site via DNS, but if this was true I would be
surprised.
When I was involved, discussion of censorship was not an "inappropriate" topic.
Regards,
Michael Skeggs

2008/10/17 Michael Meloni <mike at somebodythinkofthechildren.com>:
>
>
> 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
>
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