Behind the Irony curtain

So, work has a filter to prevent us looking at unsuitable content. This is fair, it’s a school full of children and they really shouldn’t be looking at dodgy websites or chatting on Facebook.

However, the filter applies to everyone in school and it is a bit “over protective”, using a rather rubbish keword system. Sometimes it bans news websites if they mention too many key words. After reading about China’s internet firewall I tried to do a bit of research, you know it might be interesting to tell my students about – they think it unfair they can’t go on Bebo in lessons, well at least their entire country isn’t sealed off.

However… the Great Firewall of China is so secretive and dangerous I wasn’t allowed to view its Wikipedia page at work!

Trying to view wikipedia page about the Great Firewall of China