What new categories are available in Filter?

As part of the back-to-school 2023 update for Securly Filter, we are introducing several new categories. Here is a list of the new categories we're introducing, as well as how they will be implemented into new and existing policies based on your current policy settings.

Category

Description

Rollout strategy

E-Commerce/Shopping

Online retailers and shopping sites which may expose students to adult products.

New policies: Allowed

Existing policies: Allowed

Sexual Content

Sites that do not have explicitly pornographic content but do have content discussing sexual topics.

New policies: Blocked

Existing policies: Match "Other Adult Content" setting

Web Ads

Advertisements on web pages.

New policies: Blocked

Existing Policies: No Change

Malware

Sites known to host malicious software.

New policies: Blocked

Existing policies: Match "Network Misuse" setting

Educational Games

Games that are designed to promote learning through play, but can be distracting.

New policies: Allowed

Existing policies: Allowed

Educational Tech

Sites and services used in an educational environment.

New policies: Allowed

Existing policies: Allowed

Plagiarism

Sites that promote and detect plagarism.

New policies: Blocked

Existing policies: Match "Network Misuse" setting

In addition to these new categories, the "Drugs" category has been expanded to "Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco".

These categories will be sparsely populated at first so as to not cause a major impact on your school’s policies. They will become more populated in the coming months as we use user reports and our AI scanning technology to fill them out.

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