If you go to a school that aggressively filters the Internet and blocks sites that shouldn’t be blocked (which happens with all censorship software), you may feel the need to access those sites that are wrongfully blocked.
The only problem is that most circumvention methods do not work. For example, school networks never allow connection tunneling through VPNs or proxy servers. Also, most web-based proxies are blocked (unless you create your own).
Now, I’m going to tell you what works (at least sometimes).
There are two main web-protocols. HTTP and HTTPS (also called SSL).
Filtering SSL is MUCH more difficult than filtering the average HTTP connection.
The only problem is that a lot of sites don’t support SSL. However, sites like Google (Gmail), Facebook, and Twitter support SSL.
Other ways to access blocked sites in school, such as creating your own proxy, will be available in the future.
Be aware that before you do this, you must have written permission from school authorities. This article was created for educational purposes only.
The Creative Commons image used on this post was found at Deviant Art.