More than 25,000 schools and school districts are using OpenDNS today — including some of the country’s largest — to achieve CIPA compliance, make their networks better performing, save money and keep their kids safe online. We spend a lot of time talking to these customers and often hear questions about how other school districts are using our service. What are they filtering? How did they configure the service? We came to realize that not only is there not a place online for K-12 network admins to talk to each other about OpenDNS, there’s not really a place online for K-12 networks admins to talk to each other, period.
If you’re a network admin for a K-12 school, take a few minutes and check it out. Have a question about using OpenDNS in your state? Curious how your peers at other school districts are using OpenDNS? The new forums are for you. Since each state has its own unique network configurations (some of you get Internet connectivity from a state-run ISP, for example) we created a section for all 50. At very least, drop by to introduce yourself to your peers and say hello.
And if your state doesn’t yet have a moderator, drop us a line and tell us why you’d make a great one.