School Web Lockers Debuts 'Profanity Filter'

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Web technology provider School Web Lockers has launched a new service for its collaboration and file sharing system: profanity filters.

The service scans blogs and message boards for age-inappropriate language and prevents such messages from being posted. It also sends out an alert to administrators when profanity is detected.

"It's part of our ongoing effort to keep online collaboration clean and productive at K-12 schools," said Kelly Agrelius, manager of marketing and sales for School Web Lockers, in a statement released this week. "Anytime a user tries to post an inappropriate message, the School Web Lockers filter automatically sends an email alert to the administrator. This not only prevents the message from getting posted, but also causes the user to lose all posting privileges until matters are resolved."

School Web Lockers provides schools with secure file sharing and storage capabilities via a software as a service (SaaS) platform. Students, teachers, and staff receive individual Web lockers for storage and can access their lockers from school or home. Lockers start at about $1 per student. Further information can be found here.

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Executive Producer David Nagel heads up the editorial department for 1105 Media's education publications — which include two daily sites, a variety of newsletters and two monthly digital magazines covering technology in both K-12 and higher education.

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