The Importance Of Web Filters In Schools

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This Web Page is Not Available The most annoying thing at school is clicking on a website and reading “This web page is not available”, meaning that the school 's webpage filter has blocked this site to students on the computer.The majority of students complain because they can 't get on a website. In the article School Web Filter Is Too Restrictive By Patrick Cloonan and Are the Web Filters at Your School Too Restrictive, By Katherine Schulten. Web filters are too restrictive because some important websites are blocked. Websites such as Pandora and Netflix should not be blocked. Also, some social media websites should not be blocked. So are web filters at school too restrictive? To begin, web filters are too restrictive because some important websites are blocked. In the article” Web Filters are too Restrictive” by Patrick Cloonan says “ However, these filters can block more than they need to and block content that is educational.” This means that a site like YouTube can be very beneficial to students but since it 's blocked, kids can not use it. In the article” Are the Web…show more content…
To continue, Websites such as Pandora and Netflix should not be blocked. Pandora is a music website where you can listen for free, and Netflix is a show and movie website,but you have to an account. In the article “Web Filters are too Restrictive” by Patrick Cloonan states that “ While some websites, like YouTube, have some inappropriate content, they also has a lot of material that could be very beneficial to students”. Like YouTube, Netflix has a lot of educational videos and shows that students could watch. In the article” Are the Web Filters at your School to Restrictive” by Katherine Schulten says that” Students must develop skills to evaluate information from all types of sources in multiple formats, including the Internet.” Since Netflix has educational programs it should not be blocked. Pandora should not be blocked since it is just a music

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