Content Filtering

 

Content filtering is the blocking or filtering of undesirable Internet web content. Local school division administrators can be delegated to control what content is filtered.

 Web content filtering can prohibit access to the following:

  • Objectionable words in an Internet search engine
  • Offensive Internet websites
  • Offensive Internet FTP sites
  • Internet sites or newsgroups with objectionable content

 Benefits of local administration:

  • Allows administrators to create their own categories of blocked sites (“black list”)
  • Allows administrators to create their owns lists of acceptable sites (“white list”)
  • Allows differentiated Internet access for groups of users

Users can run their own reports or can request the reports from MERLIN.