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montyharvey Fri 08-Jul-16 14:04:43

I have recently found out that my 15 year old daughter has accessed a chat room whilst using school computers she has since told me that pornographic images were also sent to her on this occasion. I am completely shocked that she was able to access this kind of site whilst at school especially as the school did not seem to know about this and are only aware because i contacted them. I have also since realized that they can openly access facebook whilst at school. I have a big problem with this as she has used facebook inappropriately in the past. i have banned her internet access at home many times, I feel like i do my best at home to monitor her internet and keep her safe (this is becoming a full time job) only for her to go into school and access anything she feels like. Am I the only one shocked that my child can access social media at school?

noblegiraffe Fri 08-Jul-16 16:28:35

She shouldn't be able to access anything she feels like, stuff like porn should be filtered out through whatever service provides their internet. However, kids are always trying to get around the filters and all the school can do is patch these gaps as they are reported. Please report it to the school.

Facebook access is slightly different - schools can decide whether to allow access to Facebook or not. You could ask whether they allow students to access Facebook on the network and the reasons for doing so.

chocolateworshipper Fri 08-Jul-16 16:48:50

Obviously most of them can access social media whilst at school via 4G on their phones. I am surprised they are allowed to access social media on a school computer, but it is certainly unacceptable that she can look at anything pornographic on a school computer. They should be able to block that kind of stuff.

LockedOutOfMN Sun 10-Jul-16 20:13:03

Speak to the school; it may be that their spam firewall is not functioning correctly.

Facebook may be allowed at school.

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