SAN DIEGO, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For K-12 schools, YouTube and other social networking sites can be a double-edged sword. Though they are rich with educational content, they also contain explicit videos, inappropriate comments and ads -- things to which school districts can't risk exposing students. But today there is a way for schools to safely access educational content on YouTube and Web 2.0: GoLiveCampus.com (http://www.golivecampus.com) by iBoss Web Filters (http://www.iboss.com).
Available in the cloud at no cost, GoLiveCampus.com allows students and teachers to safely search for relevant videos. The site dynamically pulls content from YouTube and social networking sites through a robust safe search, removes comments and ads, and gives students access only to clean, appropriate videos. Schools can opt to use GoLiveCampus.com in conjunction with the iBoss Enterprise Web Filters (http://www.iboss.com) and Application Firewall to give teachers safe access to additional videos through Active Directory, eDirectory, and Open Directory.
"Social networking and Web 2.0 sites contain valuable information which organizations utilize to expand instruction," stated Peter Martini, COO of iBoss Web Filters. "Unfortunately, many of these sites contain threats that restrict their use. iBoss Web Filters continues to seek solutions to allow organizations to access social networking sites and Web 2.0 while removing the threats associated with them."
In addition to making it easy for teachers to safely search and view videos, GoLiveCampus.com enables educators to create their own channels and add video thumbnails for students to freely view. Schools can choose from GoLiveCampus.com's predefined educational video categories to build their own video libraries or share videos with other K-12 schools and districts.
GoLiveCampus.com even makes homework safer for students. Once the teacher has set up a channel, students can access that link to view the associated videos safely from home.
"Parents and teachers should not have to worry about what kids are seeing when they're watching educational videos online," Martini said. "GoLiveCampus.com removes the threat of inappropriate content while preserving access to the valuable content to be found on YouTube and social networking sites."
Schools and educators interested in using GoLiveCampus.com can request free accounts at http://www.golivecampus.com.
About iBoss Web Filters
Phantom Technologies, parent company of iBoss Web Filters and Application Firewalls, provides hardware security solutions for HTTP/S, application, and Web 2.0 management. Incorporating bidirectional stream-based layer 7 filtering, zero-day hybrid cloud database and detailed drill-down reporting, iBoss Filters provide network solutions to keep up with today's high-performance fiber networks. With no per seat licensing or throughput restrictions, iBoss Web Filters offer comprehensive performance and value. Learn more at http://www.iboss.com and http://www.golivecampus.com.
SOURCE Phantom Technologies, Inc.