Today, more than ever, the Internet is no longer just an academic, scientific tool but a means of mass media, socialization and education. It’s enormous spread makes it a dynamic platform for free expression and political activism, but also an ideal environment for disseminating information related to child pornography, violent behavior, and human rights abuses. The unprecedented proliferation of cultural goods posed by the digital revolution, creates the conditions for restricting and controlling the flow of information for a variety of reasons, from protecting vulnerable social groups to enforcing public order.
The presentation of modern techniques used for Internet filtering is also of educational interest. Controlling access based on content becomes more interesting, but also necessary in the case of the Greek School Network, due to the sensitivity that exists for its target audience.