ERIC Number: ED476965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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Policies for Content Filtering in Educational Networks: The Case of Greece.
Avgoulea, Maria; Bouras, Christos; Paraskevas, Michael; Stathakopoulos, George
An increasing number of nations connect their schools on the Internet as an acknowledgment to its extreme importance in the education area. This study points to the perils that arise from its use when the users are minors, evaluates the technologies that are currently available to address filtering issues, and outlines a proposed solution for the Greek School Network. The paper suggests that is an unarguable fact that Internet offers a vast mass of information, only some of which is suitable for schools. Every country should establish its own policies to deal with this issue, without raising public concern regarding human rights and individuals' freedoms. This paper groups together potential dangers the Internet can pose and some possible solutions to those dangers. It is suggested that the best solution is the one that combines the right guidance of the students from the educational authority, the informing of parents and the training of educators, together with the technical solution. Discussion includes: techniques and solutions for achieving content filtering; suggested acceptable use policies for the Greek School Network; the Greek School Network's topology; and implementation issues. Includes one figure. (Contains 15 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Child Safety, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Information Policy, Internet, School Policy, Students
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Greece