Ah, Centaurianz, we could have gotten along fine if it wasn't for the fact your profession is the most annoying thing! I'm always having to find new ways of getting around my schools security systems, luckily ours are pretty slack except for chat as my school is full of clueless n00bs
Who says we can't get along?
I remind students like yourself who are 'network curious', that schools are small businesses and the data (some of it is very sensitive information) needs to protected as such. And from that point-of-view, they usually say "that is fair enough".
Our Internet content filtering is done by WatchDog and students have a monthly data cap. It's not very often I have to blacklist web sites.