How to Find and Play Unblocked Games at School
Playing games at school is the most enjoyable and distracting luxury the modern education system provides us with. However, due to certain restrictions that come along with being logged on as a guest, finding unblocked games at school and work can be a challenge. This is far easier to accomplish if a person understands what can and cannot be achieved by a guest user.
Being logged on as a guest, or even as a registered student means that the user does not have the access required to perform administrative actions. Administrative privileges include installing programs (or games), changing power plans, accessing or making alterations to program or system files or adjusting content filters. These restrictions are put in place to protect the integrity of the school’s network and to stop children from being subjected to offensive online content. Luckily, for the motivated slackers, there are ways around some of these problems that make it possible for them to enjoy playing games at school, courtesy of their public school district.
Since games cannot be installed by anyone without full access, browser games are the best bet for anyone matching this criteria. Browser games run on one of three platforms: Java, Adobe’s Flash Player or Shockwave. These players are programs, and as such, cannot be installed by a user with limited access. Fortunately, Java and Flash are used for a wide array of online applications (like streaming videos and animating web pages) and are already installed. Shockwave is not usually installed on school systems, and these games are unlikely to run.
Due to content restrictions, not every website featuring Java and Flash games will be accessible. Unsuitable content is blocked by the operating system’s firewall and without administrative access cannot be changed. Additionally, many sites known to host free games are manually blocked by the system’s administrator. Happily, the Internet’s vastness is comparable to Outer Space, and it is impossible for the administrator to block them all. Straying from the beaten path will yield unblocked games at school.
While this may be enough for most kids, Java and Flash games tend to be simple, and could quickly become tiresome. A USB flash drive could provide a beneficial loophole for those looking to play games at school. When a flash drive is inserted into the computer, it is not bound by the same rules as the computer’s hard disk. Files can usually be downloaded onto a flash drive on these systems, and any game that does not need to be installed to run (there are many games like this) can be played directly off the USB flash drive.
School computer systems have security measures that can impede the playing of games, but with a little effort they can be overcome. Browser games that use Java or Flash to run can be played so long as the site can be accessed. additionally, a flash drive can be used to download and play games that needn’t be installed.