Web filtering in schools - Definition from the Hotspot Shield Glossary

In modern schools, there are plenty of computers available, and computing is becoming an increasingly important part of the school curriculum - As many professional roles today require knowledge of computing and a basic level of operability, students are encouraged to use them.

That being said this opens up a whole potential area of problems as you do not want your students having access to improper web content. To combat this most schools will operate some form of web filter that will only allow student’s access to sites that are deemed appropriate. The web filter will block various websites that contain things like pornographic material or online gambling for example, and prevent students from searching for certain terms too.