With the massive growth of the internet over the past few years, the choice of online games available has never been greater, but schools have also become more diligent at blocking them. Almost all schools in the country will have some sort of internet filtering system, designed to block ‘bad’ websites that students will play on instead of concentrating on the lesson.
If you’re up for trying to bypass your school’s filtering system so you can play some online games, read on for a few tips on how to do so!
Find Fresh, New Gaming Websites
One way to bypass your school’s filtering system is to try finding sites that it doesn’t block yet. You are best searching for these sites at home and bringing a list of them to school to try out. To search for unblocked sites, go to Google search and type a search such as “unblocked games at school”, “games sites not blocked at school”, or something similar. After searching, click on the “Past 24 Hours” option on Google to display new search results. Go through the results and you should find very recent lists of (potentially) unblocked gaming sites. Make a note of them and try them out at school!
Find New Proxy Sites
Another option is to use the same technique described above, but for proxy sites. A proxy site allows you to bypass filtering systems since the proxy, not the school, gets the data of the website you request – just enter the URL and hit go. Search for lists of new proxy sites and try access them at school!
Look for Educational Games
You might recall your teachers occasionally using online games as aids to their lessons. Indeed, your school might not block some online games because of their ‘educational’ content. Now, not all educational games are about doing math problems or spelling words – some are action-packed or present interesting logical puzzles. Therefore, it’s worth searching the internet for ‘educational’ games your school’s filter may let slip – you might be surprised how fun some are.
There may even be some sites out there disguised as ‘educational’ sites in order to fool school filters, so keep looking!
Try Free-to-Download Games
One final trick to try out is playing free-to-download games at school. The ability to play these games largely depends on whether you can run the software on the school’s computers. But many school admins may not suspect pupils would do this, and might leave the school’s network unsecured against these games by default. There are some great free games you can download and play at school, such as Counter-Strike 1.6 Mini Edition. So have a look around for these games, though remember that some graphic-intensive ones may not be able to run on your school’s computers!