Ranger Review

Blocking websites is a problem

In+the+U.S.%2C+87%25+of+students+use+the+school+computers+or+use+the+schools+WiFi.++Photo+credit%3A+Startup+stock+Photo+company.%0A
Back to Article
Back to Article

Blocking websites is a problem

In the U.S., 87% of students use the school computers or use the schools WiFi.  Photo credit: Startup stock Photo company.

In the U.S., 87% of students use the school computers or use the schools WiFi. Photo credit: Startup stock Photo company.

In the U.S., 87% of students use the school computers or use the schools WiFi. Photo credit: Startup stock Photo company.

In the U.S., 87% of students use the school computers or use the schools WiFi. Photo credit: Startup stock Photo company.

Carter Caines, Ranger Review Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






In 27 states across America, including Colorado, publicly funded schools are required to have software on all computers that filter out sexually explicit, obscene, and potentially harmful material.

Although I agree that school should be able to block some of our internet access, I think that some of the websites should not be blocked. As students, we use the internet for many things including research for projects. The website filtering software affects anything that is connected to the school WiFi, excluding the teachers. This includes phones and personal items that require internet access to function.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures website, this law has been in place since 2003 and has not been reviewed since the law was put into place in the Colorado legislation. I think that the Colorado state government should review this law and revise it to better fit the needs of a student in 2018.

The biggest website in the world, YouTube,has many of the videos that can be used for research and educational purposes are blocked on the school computers. Many of the videos that are blocked have a lot of educational purposes. I think that YouTube should be unblocked because it is a good source for research projects and to ease the difficulty of learning something that you may not understand.    

The students that attend public schools in Colorado should be able to access the most important parts of the internet.

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About the Writer
Carter Caines, Ranger Review Reporter

Carter is a junior at Lewis-Palmer High School. He is an athletic individual who enjoys playing hockey, mountain biking, and running. He likes to be outdoors...

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Left
  • Blocking websites is a problem

    2017-2018

    Cyberpatriot performs well this year

  • Blocking websites is a problem

    2017-2018

    2019 Ram 1500 stomps competition

  • Blocking websites is a problem

    2017-2018

    Fortnite Creates Monopoly on Gaming Industry

  • Blocking websites is a problem

    2017-2018

    Thousands take a stand

  • Blocking websites is a problem

    2017-2018

    Should fighting be allowed in hockey?

  • Blocking websites is a problem

    2017-2018

    Teachers unite for #RedForEd

  • Blocking websites is a problem

    2017-2018

    Hawaii volcano erupts causing residents to leave their homes

  • Blocking websites is a problem

    2017-2018

    Menendez brothers reunion strikes much emotion

  • Blocking websites is a problem

    2017-2018

    Ice and Fire

  • Blocking websites is a problem

    2017-2018

    United in Red to Stand for Better Pay

Navigate Right

Hit Counter provided by recruiting services
The student news site of Lewis-Palmer High School.
Blocking websites is a problem