Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Primary Pupils See Porn During Lesson

computer.jpg
Submit this page to redditDelicious

7:01am 15th February 2013

Internet porn has accidentally been shown during a computer class at a Cornish school.

Children at Padstow primary were supposed to be searching for information on rivers when it happened.

Officials say it was a problem with the search engine and the filters have been fixed.

The school says it is working with pupils and parents affected, offering them advice and guidance.

Headteacher Phil Banks said: "We've had a meetin for all of the parents involved and talked to them about the issues. We are now exploring the best way to deal with the aftermath with the parents.

"We're very confident this won't happen again. The search engine we use remains filtered. We are completely secure. We are confident of that."

Tough security measures, which cover other schools in Cornwall, are in place on computers used by pupils.

But the people behind them say, in this case, the gap in protection came from the Bing and Yahoo images safe search feature. Access to the website they came from was already blocked.

In a statement the South West Grid for Learning Trust said: "We apologise that the children at Padstow School encountered these images; we have robust mechanisms in place to ensure that any issue is dealt with immediately and appropriately. We take any matter which involves the safety of children online extremely seriously, and indeed our unique mechanisms have helped to ensure that, when extremely serious issues occur – such as those involving attempted access to illegal material – they are given the highest priority by all organisations involved."

7:01am 15th February 2013

Share This Story

Submit this page to redditDelicious
Suggested articles
birthing centre - baba appeal

PHOTOS: See inside the new birth centre for Cornwall

It's thanks to the BABA appeal at Treliske

Luxulyan Valley Treffry Viaduct 2007

Cornwall heritage site sees multi-million pound boost

Here's how it will help to power the national grid

Most read
gritters

Gritters out as temperatures plummet in Cornwall

And we could even see a sprinkling of snow!

storm waves 2

UPDATE: Wind warning for the whole of Cornwall

Attraction shut and major event postponed

Top articles

UPDATE: 'Incident' at Oxford Circus tube station

Cornwall News: Police were urging people to get inside buildings

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Defence minister Tobias Ellwood 'prepared to resign' over cuts

National News: Defence minister Tobias Ellwood is prepared to resign if massive cuts to the Army are given the go-ahead, according to a report.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

Cornwall News: Police say death at Watergate Bay 'isn't suspicious'

New Little Miss character revealed to inspire girls into STEM subjects

Showbiz News: A new Little Miss character will aim to inspire the next generation of girls into science, tech and engineering subjects.

Egypt attack: Why were Sufis targeted?

World News: A bomb and gun attack in the north Sinai has brought new devastation to Egypt, with at least 235 killed in one of the country's most brutal assaults in memory.

Manchester United's Michael Carrick says he is back in training after a heart procedure

Sports News: Manchester United's Michael Carrick has revealed that he has been suffering with an "irregular heart rhythm".

Football star Michael Owen finishes second as he turns jockey for fundraising race

Strange News: Former professional footballer Michael Owen finished second in his jockey debut as he raced at Ascot in front of Prince Charles and Camilla.

Newer article

Rugby Round Up

Cornwall News: Redruth and Launceston are both in action

Older article

Mum Tells of Battle to Find Treatment for Daughter

Cornwall News: Seven year old Evie has a rare genetic illness that is difficult to diagnose and treat

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall