Government proposes filters for school kids

IBM PCUK education secretary Nicky Morgan has proposed plans meaning that schools will have to install online filters in a bid to stop kids from accessing terrorist sites.

The proposed what schools and colleges do and and rules they must comply with to keep kids safe.

Morgan’s document suggests that every school and college should appoint a watchdog to make sure the rules are complied with.

The UK government fears children may be radicalised online and that’s why it is setting out the proposed changes to the rule.

The document said that because colleges and schools do more work online, “it is essential that they be safeguarded from potentially harmful and inappropriate online material”.

It said kids should not be able to access this information from schools’ IT systems. Schools should also have a clear policy about mobile technology.