Pornography in schools: 300,000 searches blocked in four weeks

The Ministry of Education says in a one-month period 300,000 searches for pornographic material were blocked on school networks.

Ministry representatives appeared before the Education and Workforce select committee to discuss a petition calling for better, more inclusive sex education.

Associate deputy secretary Pauline Cleaver said the ministry is working on a plan to give teachers more skills and tools to manage more sensitive issues, such as consent, sexual violence, and the harmful impact of pornography. Read more

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