How to Unblock Blocked Websites in School or at Work

June 18, 2010, By Alex Ion

Nowadays, every school has internet access facilities for their students for educational purposes. However, some of the most popular websites, like social networking websites are usually blocked on the school campus, which makes it hard for students trying to connect with friends or family. Same goes for those at work who are restricted from accessing some sites.

blocked websites no more

Worry no more folks, we have a step-by step guide that will help you unblock blocked websites at school, or at work.

Using translation methods

1. Using this method, you will need to visit a free translation website, for example the website translator tool provided by Google (translate.google.com) and use the “website translator” option.

2. Add the website you’re trying to access, select the output language as English and make sure you mention the original language as German or Japanese (etc, a diff language) and click translate. When you have done this the Google translator tool will keep looking for Japanese or German words in the website to translate and keep the English words intact.

Note:
The school blocking system thinks that you are actually surfing on the translation site and thus does not block your activities at all. This is one of the best ways to access blocked websites from your school’s Internet connection or at work.

URL redirection service

There are thousands of website that provide an URL redirection service to the common Internet user — that’s the second thing you can do to bypass blocked websites. Depending on the way your school’s or company’s firewall is set, you may get away with it by using services like tinyurl.com or bit.ly, just to name a few.

Here’s how you can see if it works.

Open tinyurl.com and type in the url in the box, then click the “Make tinyURL” button. You will be provided with a new URL. Insert it in your browsers’ address bar and hit Enter.

Proxy services

Another interesting and effective way of unblocking blocked sites is to use a proxy server. There are proxies that you add to your browser (simply go on google.com and search for “fresh proxies”) and then there are web-based proxies. Speaking of web-based proxies, I’m talking either about PHP proxies or CGI proxies.

Just google the terms and you’ll find loads of websites you can use.

These are just some of the simple yet effective methods to unblock the websites that have been blocked by your school or your company’s IT department.

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