As part of my degree, we're currently looking at a hypothetical scenario in which internet access is introduced to prison cells. As part of the information risk assessment, I was wondering if it is possible to disable elements of a webpage that inmates could use to communicate or sign up to services (comment sections, forms, etc) while possibly leaving search bars usable. Since the machine would be controlled and locked down by the prison staff, any necessary software could be installed on the inmates machine.
- Is it possible for a network admin to set rules that would disable specific parts of a page?
- If not, does software exist that could provide this function if installed on the users machine?
- Would this need to be done for each website individually, or could it be done in a generic fashion across any website?
My questions are regarding the practicalities of this, not the ethics. I have already looked into that part.
I do not know a lot about web design (I know the basics of HTML), so I do not know if it is possible to do this. Any thoughts would be appreciated!