Nine-year-olds accidentally shown porn during kids' film at school 5 years ago

Nine-year-olds accidentally shown porn during kids' film at school

A school in England has said it is investigating an incident where nine-year-olds were shown porn in a kids' film.

Staff at Croft Academy in Walsall told parents that the mistake had happened due to a "failure" in its internet security features.

The porn came up in a version of Paddington that was being streamed for pupils at the school last Friday, 26 January.

"During Year 5's Golden Time today, whilst watching Paddington Bear we had a failure in our filters," the school told parents in a note that afternoon.

School accidentally shows 9-year-olds porn instead of kids' film

"An inappropriate image came up. School has strict measures in place to prevent such images from appearing.

"We are investigating this as priority with our IT team and we will keep all parents and carers up (to) date."

One parent told the Sun that they were "disgusted" by the incident.

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"You do not expect to have it in a school; you try your best to prevent it at home.

"Some children take it with a pinch of salt but other kids are traumatised."

School accidentally shows 9-year-olds porn instead of kids' film

They said that a text message would have been more appropriate than a note sent home.

"Parents are annoyed that we were made aware by giving a letter to the Year Five students, who can read, so it is not only wrong to see it but they have to repeat it.

"We asked a member of staff if they had even watched the film beforehand and they had not."