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How To Stop Students from Translating Porn Websites

Aza Steel Aza Steel May 29, 2014

Students sometimes use Google Translate as a proxy to get around web filters. This is especially tricky to monitor, because you can't just blacklist translate.google.com.

So, until we have time to integrate Google Translate into our dynamic blacklist, a quick and clever solution is to block the translate by URL feature. You can do this by harnessing the power of wildcards and adding this single line to your organization's custom blacklist.

translate.google.com/*&u=

Bam, the rest of Google Translate will work, except the translate by URL feature. Students will need to find another way to see what pornhub.com looks like in Croatian.

Topics: Safety

Written by Aza Steel

Aza Steel is the co-founder of GoGuardian, an education software company that helps educators better connect with students through insights about the way students learn and use the Internet. GoGuardian was founded to help schools protect and manage their devices, and is now transforming the way schools use technology and personalize education to individual students.

 
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