What’ next? blocking Google?
April 25, 2008
With Ballyfermot college’s internet censorship expanded once again – even if access to Yahoo was only restricted for around a week – we find our selves saying again:
The blocks have no place in a modern third level education establishment, and such is even more so the case for a media focused college.
Blocking websites could be appropriated for secondary schools, but treating third level students like this amounts to counterproductive censorship. It is on par with China’s censorship of its people, not because the intent is there, but due to the results.
The college is at fault creating a weakness in knowledge, and experience for its students. It is putting students of a small college in a disadvantage in an area that it is completely unnecessary.