YouTube Unblocked

April 22, 2010

Good news for YouTube users in schools – as a new content filtering system from the NCTE is put in place. As you see, YouTube comes in at level 4. The filtering options are:

Level 1: corresponds to the existing Level B, the most restricted level – only allows access to ‘Scoilnet’ and other educational websites. Is used by a small number of schools.

Level 2: This new level allows access to the same websites as ‘level A’ but with the ‘Games’ category blocked.

Level 3: corresponds to the existing Level A, and is currently used by the vast majority of schools.

Level 4: This new level allows access to the same websites as level 3 as well as to ‘youtube’, ‘personal storage category’ and other similar types of sites.

Level 5: This new level allows access to the same websites as level 4 but allows access to ‘personal websites category’, and other similar types of sites, such as WordPress blogs etc.

Level 6: allows access to the same websites as level 5 but allows access to ‘personal relationships category’ including Social Networking sites and other similar types of sites.

Source: NCTE

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