Children within the Waterloo Region District School Board have access to racist, pornographic, and obscene material online while in the classroom. CTV News-Kitchener first reported this in May 2015. Read the article here. Or watch the report:
On November 16, 2015, this issue was addressed at Queen’s Park:
To date, this problem has not been solved. Children need to be protected from harmful material. Parents deserve the peace of mind of knowing the schools are protecting their children. If you would like the WRDSB to act to prohibit access from racist, pornographic, and obscene websites please sign the petition. Whether or not you have children in a school, please take the time to speak up about child safety.
On April 18, 2016, almost one year after the original segment, CTV News aired another segment. Will the WRDSB fix the problem? Time will tell.