Unblock Coolmathgames in Alpine School District

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Unblock Coolmathgames in Alpine School District

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Sam Hill started this petition to Alpine School District

For years, the website Cool Math Games has been unblocked from our school website filters. This website has provided fun and educational games to me and my fellow students in their free time for a very long time. It needs to be unblocked and this is why.

Why Cool Math Games is beneficial

There are no violent games, no empty action, it's all puzzles or strategy. Even if you want to submit a game to put on that site, and I know from experience, it has to be, in their own words, a "thinking" game. Meaning no empty action or violence, it all has to work your brain. There can't be any even slight profanity, and it all has to be, again in their own words, "very kid friendly". So as such, there is no reason for the website, which has been running for about 22 years, to be blocked. Its exercises have been proven to help increase cognitive ability and thinking skills.

Why it should be unblocked

Cool Math Games was a haven for students like myself who were given way more class time than was needed to complete an assignment to be able to do something when they had nothing else to do. It was the last unblocked games website, as others were not so highly regulated. Now that it is blocked, we have nothing to do. 

Pros and cons of unblocking Cool Math Games

The pros of unblocking Cool Math Games are that students will have something to do to fill their free time. If this remains blocked, then there is nothing they could do on the computers (which are quite expensive, so it would be sad to see them go to waste). They could do a little online, but with how much other stuff is censored at school, there is not much. All websites are blocked by default, so there are many beneficial sites that are simply blocked even if there is nothing harmful on them. You can't even search "To Kill A Mockingbird" because of the word "Kill", but we're not here today to talk about how limiting the censorship. We just want to know about the benefits right now. As they can't go to a sight which, as said before, helps children learn math skills, strategy, and several other learning tactics that could really help them in their life.

The cons are that some people could use Cool Math Games while they are supposed to be doing an assignment, but that is easily monitored and punished. The pros clearly outweigh the cons here.

Conclusion

In conclusion, you can clearly see why Cool Math Games is beneficial to the youth and should be unblocked. Whoever is in charge of the internet filters at ASD, I hope you will see this and reconsider. Fellow students, please sign this petition to help the District realize that what they have done is not okay!

When you do sign it, it will ask you if you want to chip in $3 or share it. Please don't give us money, it won't help. If you just would share this to as many people as possible, we are more likely to get this done! I will pitch this to the district at 500, 1,000, and 5,000 signatures. They can't ignore that many people!

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