The spouse works in the school system. Sometimes I’m her driver and get to sit outside while she runs in to do something or other. The other day, I was outside a local middle school (teen age kids) and was using their free and open to the public guest network to browse some sites and work on a posting.
So I hit some of my usual favorites, including Small Dead Animals. What surprised me was when the Robot Censor declared in no uncertain terms that this site was FORBIDDEN!!! It was “too adult for children”. GASP HORRORS!
Remember that these are kids of an age where some have started playing house with each other and they collectively made Zombie Movies a major box office hit…
I’ve hung out at SDA for a good number of years now, and I’ve yet to see any “Adult Content”. Conservative, yes.
So now I’m wondering just who puts folks on this block list and what makes them think SDA has “issues??
It might be amusing to spend a day there, in the parking lot, working out what they consider too horrible for the little urchins (that they can’t already see on TV or Video Games or after school at their friends house who has parents working late or even just at the movies…)
Next time I’m there I think I’ll take the tablet as it is set up to do several different VPNs and see if they let me bypass The Great Firewall Of Middleschool…
just let the kids know that the smalldeadanimals site has been BANNED as unsuitable for children.
They wil be reading it within minutes.
How about Jo Nova?
And something warns about Real Climate science
Zinn’s “Peoples History of the United States” shall have no competition and is required reading.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the name alone weren’t enough and that whoever put this list together didn’t even bother looking at the content.
It is not so much the blocking (as bad as that is), as who’s deciding what to block.
I want to see a full CV of anyone making these decisions.
Heh. SDA’s head banner likely was ‘offensive’ and its content is ‘conservative’. So, yeah, “Ve must protect de Volk from exposure to ‘offensive’ ideas”, & more. Plus, the commentariat there does use colorful language at times.
On refection – Reason for SDA
” Why this blog?
Until this moment I have been forced to listen while media and politicians alike have told me “what Canadians think”. In all that time they never once asked.
This is just the voice of an ordinary Canadian yelling back at the radio – “You don’t speak for me.” ”
Modern education wouldn’t want that line of thinking
Hummm, I would think it would be a good test to see what they allow on the left that might be considered adult/questionable for a balance analysis. My suggestions is nonexistent on my mobile.
School blocks are set up by the Subscribed company. It could very well just be the topic du jour. Your site is blocked every time someone mentions emjay in a thread.
BUT – they also include the capability for the brain dead teachers (commonly known as School Administrators) to add sites to the blocks for any or no reason.