WordPress and VideoPress safe in schools?

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  • #860550

    jtravers
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    I have developed a WordPress site, with VideoPress, that provides advice for school principals. However I have been told by my local education department that it is blocked from schools by their McAffee filtering software. This, they say, is because once my site is opened up to view in schools, students would be able to find their way to other VideoPress videos, some of which is not suitable for children. Hence the blocking.

    Is this correct? How significant is the risk that students could do this?

    #860703

    supportbot
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    #860875

    jtravers
    Member

    This issue is of general concern to schools using VideoPress, but if it helps, my site address is http://picturesofpd.com

    #860876

    timethief
    Member

    This, they say, is because once my site is opened up to view in schools, students would be able to find their way to other VideoPress videos, some of which is not suitable for children. Hence the blocking.

    This is a peer support forum where Volunteers ie. your fellow bloggers answer support questions. Your question would be best directed to Staff and I have flagged this thread for their attention.

    #860877

    jtravers
    Member

    Thanks timethief. I couldn’t see that tere are options as to where to direct topics.

    #860878

    timethief
    Member

    I flagged this thread for Staff attention and forgot to tell you that above.

    #860879

    macmanx
    Staff

    VideoPress is hosted video service that anyone can use on any site, not just WordPress.com.

    As the videos can be posted anywhere for any reason, we don’t police the videos uploaded through VideoPress, but we do police content posted to WordPress.com blogs.

    So, while you may regrettably encounter a pornography site using VideoPress out in the wild, you’ll never see such a thing on WordPress.com.

    Really, your school should allow VideoPress and instead block infringing sites.

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