oa South African Journal of Information Management - Controlling Internet abuse through effective content filtering : a higher education implementation

Volume 4 Number 4
  • ISSN : 2078-1865
  • E-ISSN: 1560-683X



Today's business environments are increasingly dependent on the Internet. Surveys have indicated that employees tend to abuse their Internet privileges with a negative impact on productivity and Internet bandwidth. This is applicable not only to businesses, but also to the higher education sector. As the information resources of academic libraries become more and more available on-line (Internet-based), it becomes increasingly important that the access to these resources be effectively and efficiently managed. In this article is a discussion on the need and necessity of Internet content filtering mechanisms. An implementation of such a content filtering solution inside a higher education library environment to better manage and increase the use of student Internet workstations is also discussed.

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