So recently my school has been going, IMO, a little overboard with their "restrictions" in their network. The technology coordinator for my school district has made it so that even teachers have control over what students do on the internet, including their method where they can close students' tabs and all that other stuff. My town's Board of Education is really starting to piss me off about the negative effects of their new methods on students and the internet. I used to be neutral with school web filters, where a certain website is blocked and that's all, but now I think my school has gone overboard with that, and I think it's a frustrating idea. My school district recently started utilizing a so called school web filtering "software as a service" called "GoGuardian", which I think takes this type of stuff a little too far. They even have quite a bit of restrictions on the school Chromebooks, like how they have Chrome's "developer mode" disabled by the system administrator (students can't change that setting as it says that it's enforced by the admin), and Chrome's "inspect" and "developer tools" buttons are grayed out, so I can't do anything with that. I can still use YouTube, but on video pages, some features are hidden, such as comments and suggested videos. They also made it so that students can't get apps from the Chrome Web Store. Luckily, WinWorld and WinBoards are not blocked, so that's good news. All this makes it so that I do not want to use school networks anymore. I guess it's time for me to start using a VPN tunnel at school. So yeah, some of the things my school is doing to their network are starting to make me little angry, LMAO.
Ah, that was good to get it off my chest.