If you have a personal story about how the lack of web protection in the WRDSB has negatively affected your child(ren), please share it below.
If you haven’t already, be sure to sign the petition:
Sign the Petition
Please sign the petition to help keep our children safe!
Install Web Protection on WRDSB Devices
To Whom It May Concern;
Thank you for your work as a public servant. I am concerned that children are being exposed to racist, pornographic, and obscene material while using the Internet at school. The school board should be doing everything possible to protect the children.
Section 4.1 of WRDSB Administrative Policy 4070 reads, "The Waterloo Region District School Board will make every effort to protect users of Board technology from misuse and abuse, and will take reasonable steps to ensure information, communication and collaboration technologies are used only for purposes consistent with the Board’s corporate and learning expectations and Character Development and Digital Citizenship goals."
Section 2.1 of WRDSB Administrative Policy 4080 reads, "The Board's first responsibility in this area is to provide filtering protection which will
restrict access to material that has no educational value or is inappropriate, such as
material deemed to be racist, pornographic, dangerous, or obscene."
The WRDSB is not upholding its own policies.
Child safety should be a priority in all schools. I am calling on the Waterloo Region District School Board to fix this problem and implement a web filtration system that will prevent children from accessing pornographic, racist, and other harmful material.