Complaint over porn on Wales primary school computer

A father has complained to education officials after his nine-year-old daughter was able to view pornographic images on a primary school computer. This is from the BBC…

She told her father that boys in the IT suite at the school in Bangor, Gwynedd, were viewing the site.

Gwynedd council said a flaw in software blocking inappropriate sites and images had been identified and action taken.

The council said its web filter company had taken immediate action when it was informed.

The father said he faced “quite an awkward evening” dealing with his daughter’s questions after she told him what had happened at the school.

He said: “She was busy working away on her computer in the IT suite and she heard some boys laughing, so she turned round to see what they were up to, and what she was faced with was indecent images of women on the screen.

“Now, I accept as a parent that we can’t keep her sheltered form these things forever.

“But also as a parent I would expect to be able to be given the opportunity myself to decide when I approach these facts and figures and things with her and, as a parent, when I feel she’s old enough – not in a classroom as a nine-year-old.”

He is concerned that it will have a long-term impact on his daughter.

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Is the father justified in being angry about this or is he over-reacting when he suggests it might have a long term impact on the girl? What do you think?

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Comments

  1. CheshireLTA

    SchoolsImprove Fair comment – filters will always have flaws but independent ICT work is always better directed and monitored by teacher.

    • Andwhileimhere

      CheshireLTA SchoolsImprove Over reaction. Long term impact? Really? Not if child supported prop. Another case for Relationship Ed in #SRE

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