child protection + anti-cheating

Caroline Meeks solutiongrove at
Sun Jan 11 11:53:34 EST 2009

On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 11:43 AM, Bryan Berry <bryan.berry at> wrote:

> cjb wrote:
> > I hope you don't mind if I give some blunt/opinionated answers:
> >
> >    > How do we protect children from accessing porn or other
> >    > questionable content, and how do we prevent malicious persons from
> >    > communicating with kids, like say, child predators in IRC?
> >
> > You can't prevent this, if you also want to provide Internet access.
> You definitely can w/ dansguardian can filter questionable content. It
> can be quite effective. It does register a lot of false positives
> unfortunately. Dansguardian is quite tunable. DG will still allow access
> to most sites on the Internet. We use it in my office and it is quite
> effective if sometimes annoying.

Long term it would be  interesting to  integrate one of the open source
filtering solutions with Moodle so that the teacher could put urls into a
Moodle class/group and the students in that group would automatically have
that site white listed.
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