Last November, Ryan, a high-school sophomore, figured out a way to outsmart the Web filters on a school PC in order to visit the off-limits MySpace.com while doing "homework" in the computer lab.
A teacher eventually spotted the social network on the screen in front of "Ryan," a fictitious name for a real student attending school in Phoenix, Ore., a small town with a population of about 5,000. The teacher flagged the activity for the school's technology expert, who then followed Ryan's tracks online through the school network.
Ryan had apparently set up a so-called Web proxy from his home computer so that when he was at school, he could direct requests for banned sites like MySpace through a Web address at home, thereby tricking the school's filter. (Web, or CGI, proxies can be Web sites or applications that allow users to access other sites through them.)...
After my years working with computers, I am convinced that there is no technological way to block what comes out of the human heart. Attempts to do so are futile. It is, however, possible to change the human heart.
The kid has learned a few things even if it wasn't at school. I'm beginning to wonder if schools have heard of those things that usually have two hard covers and a bunch of paper leaves inside? I think they're called books.
Call in Bill Gates, he'll show how to spy on EVERYONE so the kids will only see sites that support Evolution, for example.