News.com reports that increasing numbers of teenagers are setting up web proxies in order to sidestep filtering tools implemented by schools. Proxies are a traditional method of corporations and the tech-savvy to protect privacy. Essentially, a proxy is a means of routing Web traffic through an anonymous address. In one example, a student attending school in Portland, Oregon, set up a proxy from his home computer, so that while in school, he could direct requests for banned sites through his home address, circumventing the school’s filter. Youths are employing other methods as well. For example, Google offers a “safe search” option–designed to filter inappropriate material. However, some students have learned to “view cached links” in order to view thumbnail images of inappropriate material. Furthermore, some have discovered that using translation sites such as Babelfish.com can deliver banned sites translated from other languages…