SDP Web Site Filtering

School principals must Approve or Deny staff requests to have web sites blocked or unblocked.

Once a request has been submitted, the principal receives an email that the request has been submitted. The principal must review the web site for appropriate instructional content and Approve/Deny the request.
  • Approval applied - the request is automatically forwarded to the ITFC (Instructional Technology Filtering Committee) for final approval. Once the ITFC has approved the request, the requester will receive a notification email that their request for the site to be unblocked has been approved.
  • Denial applied - the requester will receive an email notification that their request has been denied.

Noteworthy:
  • SDP web page timed-out notices are not necessarily blocked web sites. These are usually of short duration and should not be submitted to the filtering committed for review.
  • Check that the URL is accurate. Many requests are made with URLs that are just plain wrong.
  • Any site that does not separate out inappropriate content will continue to be blocked, i.e. YouTube, Vimeo, Picasa.
    • Video: SchoolTube and TeacherTube are not blocked. Please check alternate sites for appropriate video content.
    • Google Images and Flickr are not blocked. Please check alternate sites for appropriate photo content.
  • Streaming media sites like Pandora and Vimeo are blocked to ensure there is adequate bandwidth for all teachers and students.


1. A staff member may request a site be blocked only from the District's Master Login:
SDPmasterLogin_small.png<- Log in under Employee

filteringRequestApp.PNG<- Once logged in, click on the Internet Filtering Exception Request


2. A staff member may request a site be unblocked in two ways:
  • From the District's Master Login (same as above).
  • From the blocked page
blocked_page_small.png <- Click on the link at the bottom of the page which will take you to:

filteringRequest_small.png<- Click to log in to MyPhilaSD and follow the online directions.