Safety and the Internet
What one man creates another can find a way around the obstacle. Filters, protection software, antivirus software are all the product of individuals. Other individuals can "outsmart" them. In other words, never place all your confidence in a software application. Your eyes are still the best filter available.
The Filter Dilemma
Filtering software has been advertised as the answer to the issue of the free wheeling web where anything can be found. Filtering software can work in several ways.
Even with all the filters, the possibility of problem sites still exists. Software does not filter the pixels that create a picture. Pictures are an area of weakness for all filters. Vigilance and close supervision are still the best filter for the educational setting.
Simple precautions that assist with safety issues
|This page was updated on: 04/10/02|