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How to unblock Facebook at school

It's really stupid how you get forced to attend school, but while you're there, they try to control your every move. They don't even let you browse whatever websites you want. What is this, prison? You can unblock Facebook at school, but why not look into alternatives to school, where you won't have stupid internet filters in the first place? That's not always so easy, so here's how you can get on any website at school (yes, including Facebook, you addict)... you need something called a proxy.

The simplest way to get access to Facebook at school is by using a proxy. You can also get to all other blocked sites with a proxy. You can find lists of proxies here.

A proxy is like a gateway that sits between the computer you're on and the site you want to go to. The proxy goes to the site you want in your place, downloads the page, and sends it back to you. So the site you're trying to visit never sees your IP. So in effect you are surfing websites indirectly. School filters think you are just accessing the proxy, not the destination site.

It's better to find a proxy site that isn't well-known, because popular proxies will get discovered and blocked by school administrators sooner. Most proxies found by internet searches will be blocked quickly because teachers can find them so easily. Even if you find a good one it's a good idea to have a backup you can use if it gets blocked.

Another way to unblock Facebook at school is to set up your own proxy site. This is more complicated than using someone else's proxy but it pays off because you can make more of them when one gets blocked. Here are some instructions: How to make your own school proxy. You can even earn money from this by letting people advertise on it.

Some other ways to unblock other websites are to use translator sites, for example Google Translate or Babelfish. Also try Google's cached version of the site. Although, you can't log in that way, so you're better off using proxies for Facebook, however these tricks work well for many other sites.

School Proxies for Facebook

New proxies get blocked all the time, so you need to keep finding new ones when that happens. Here is a massive list of proxies you can try.

Firewalls don't just block Facebook

School firewalls have been known to block a lot of educational and downright useful sites too. In fact, the software they use to block things with is extremely ineffective at blocking access to anything (as this article has just proven). That also isn't even taking into account the fact that there are a lot of interesting videos on YouTube that even teachers might consider educational, and that there's a lot to be learned by interacting with people online on social sites. For more information about internet censorship, go to Peacefire.org.

Researchers have found that commercial filtering technologies mistakenly block access to content related to women’s health, gay and lesbian rights groups, and sexual education for teenagers. Everyone's Guide to By-Passing Internet Censorship for Citizens Worldwide

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