We are concerned about the safety of children.

Within the Waterloo Region District School Board children are accessing racist, pornographic, and obscene material.    This is a reckless and irresponsible use of technology, and it violates WRDSB policy.

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.”

Mark Carbone is the Chief Information Officer of the WRDSB.  He is responsible for ensuring the responsible use of technology within the board.  Mark has known about this issue since April 2015, and the issue is ongoing.

After many conversations with Mark and school/board administrators, and we are yet to see this problem fixed.  Children are far too precious, and their safety needs to be the WRDSB’s top priority.

If you believe that Mark Carbone should ensure that children are not exposed to racist, pornographic, and obscene material while at school, please sign the petition.

    Sign the Petition

    Please sign the petition to help keep our children safe!

    416 signatures

    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.

    [signature]

    Share this with your friends: