In short, a proxy is something you use to bypass internet security on a computer. In a way, you're loading a website from another person's computer (often in a different country), and the page gets sent to the computer you're sitting at. One time, I got on a proxy, typed google.com, and it gave me Google Netherlands :shock:
Actually, there is another way without Tor (especially if you want to get on any school computer with a filter in less than 5 minutes). Try Gpass. Their official website is blocked by most filters (for obvious reasons), but if you do a quick Google search, you'll be able to get it at Download.com. Once open, let it join a server, and you'll be online in less than 15 seconds (however, be warned that less popular websites will take longer to load, if they load at all). Very good if you have to get on YouTube, Facebook, or deviantART.
Anyway, my advice to you is to go to the deviantART forum, specifically their ThumbShare section. Believe me, it's flooded with opportunity (maybe 10 posts per minute in there)
Haha yeah i said I do know what a proxy is. We started trying them at my school once but i found an easier way that worked surprisingly:
type in "ping http://www. *example* .com"
it gives the ip
type the ip number in and you can go on any website. My teacher walked in and everyones on youtube and addictinggames and hes like wtf? and then all the people I showed blamed it on some other kid. That kid got suspended :shock: and even . I felt really bad for him. And he hates me now. good story for the kids some day.