Sunday, March 21, 2010

Digital Citizenship: Proxy Servers

Did you know that most schools put on content filters and blocks not to annoy you, but to keep you safe at school? There are many students using proxy servers to get around school filters and blocks in order to access games, social networking sites, and possibly some inappropriate content.

Here is an interesting article about what kind of information the proxy servers you may be accessing can do with information about you.

Here are some discussion questions for you to think about:
Do you think it is ok for kids to use proxy servers at school?
Why do you think kids use proxy servers at school?
Is using a proxy server like breaking and entering?
Should a student be punished for using a proxy server?
Do you think using a proxy server violates school rules compared to any other school rules?
Do you think schools should unblock all content or just some content?