To better protect our students from inappropriate material on the internet we will now filter Internet traffic through the Open DNS servers, a leading provider of security and infrastructure services.
The following site categories are now blocked.
|Adware||Sites that distribute applications which display advertisements without user’s knowledge or choice. Does NOT include sites which serve advertising.|
|Alcohol||Sites about alcohol use, commercial and otherwise.|
|Dating||Sites for meeting other people.|
|Drugs||Sites about illegal or recreational drug use.|
|Gambling||Sites that offer gambling or information about gambling.|
|Hate/Discrimination||Sites that promote intolerance based on gender, age, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or other group identities.|
|Weapons||Sites about weapons, commercial and otherwise.|
|Tasteless||Sites that contain information on such subjects as mutilation, torture, horror, or the grotesque.|
|Lingerie/Bikini||Sites displaying or dedicated to lingerie/bikini that could be considered adult-only.|
|Proxy/Anonymizer||Sites providing proxy bypass information or services. Also, sites that allow the user to surf the net anonymously, including sites that allow the user to send anonymous emails.|
|Sexuality||Sites that provide information, images or implications of bondage, sadism, masochism, fetish, beating, body piercing or self-mutilation.|
Sites that promote television shows or offer television watching online.
|Nudity||Sites that provide images or representations of nudity.|
|Pornography||Anything relating to pornography, including mild depiction, soft pornography or hard-core pornography.|
If you encounter a site that is block you will get the following message.
If you feel a web site is block in error click the “Contact your network administrator” link and fill in the form. This will send an email to the ICT Department.