Getting around school site blocks

Does your school block sites like MySpace or Facebook? I was hanging out with Maryam’s family and friends tonight and the kids started comparing ways to get around the system. Of course I turned on my cell phone’s video camera, which immediately got everyone but Patrick to be quiet. He gives up the goods.

Tips? Add a period to the end of URLs, so www.facebook.com becomes www.facebook.com. — the kids say that often works. So does visiting international versions of your favorite sites.

Me? I just turn on my cell phone’s wireless data system (I have a Verizon Wireless card) and say hell with IT folks who try to keep you from doing what you want to do. But if you’re a 13-year-old kid that isn’t economically possible.

Do note how astute they are in sharing information. I bet this same conversation is going on between lots of people tonight. How about in China? Iran? Saudi Arabia? You bet!

I gotta have a talk with Patrick about the porn thing, though. It’s not easy being a parent in these times. Clamp down too hard and they just won’t tell you the truth (lots of Patrick’s friends tell me their parents have no clue what they are doing online).

116 thoughts on “Getting around school site blocks

  1. note the extreme usage of cheap foundation and eyeliner of the donnaicus shorticus of 2006-2007. i have luckily kicked the habit and diamond kitty now spend my days bare faced and ugly.

  2. I'm a senior in a private school. I have to agree with what a few of you are saying. I hate the school phone and blocking system because I want to be able to go and fool around on facebook and twitter. However, I am here to learn. I can go and fool around at home or whatever. If I was really interested in not being an epic fail at life, I'd stay off of those websites while I was at school. The schools are just being helpful. As for cell phones, texting is the only problem. In case of emergency, you're not going to text 911. So I don't think that it's that much of a problem. :)

  3. people should be allowed to play games and whatnot at school but the system are full of retards that block it all

  4. I'm in high school and have a spare as a class so what are we supposed to do if we don't have any homework or tests to study for? You can't go on anything. Personally I think this is a form of censorship. I mean I've down projects where I can't even log onto the school computer to look up information. Personally I think the school boards stupid if they expect us to learn all the dangers of drugs in health or to do projects on wars in our history and when you go to look them up they are blocked because of subject matter.

    Sometimes I have nothing to do during my spare so why can't I go on to my facebook? It's not us wasting the teachers time because we should be doing it on are own time its the fact that sometimes we do have nothing to do. Maybe you haven't been in school for a while but trust me I do listen in class, I find them interesting but come on. Censorship? This is stupid.

  5. School sucks soooo bad now.we can’t even look at shit thats for sale on craigslist and they blocked all that proxies that i’ve tried before.Help MEEEEEE!!!!

  6. School sucks soooo bad now.we can’t even look at shit thats for sale on craigslist and they blocked all that proxies that i’ve tried before.Help MEEEEEE!!!!

  7. i found this proxy w8.bigbox.info it works pretty well i just cant get on myspace…everything else i’ve tried on it works tho

  8. i found this proxy w8.bigbox.info it works pretty well i just cant get on myspace…everything else i’ve tried on it works tho

  9. man u get bored durin school after finishiin ur work n den u got dat 1 teacher who dunno how 2 shut da hell up, so wat better way iz there 2 tune em out by usin myspace?

  10. man u get bored durin school after finishiin ur work n den u got dat 1 teacher who dunno how 2 shut da hell up, so wat better way iz there 2 tune em out by usin myspace?

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