One-third of students are bypassing school internet filters: Report

Author
Newstalk ZB ,
Section
Audio,
Publish Date
Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 6:43a.m.
School internet access company Linezwise says up to a third of students have used a virtual private network - a VPN - to access blocked websites. (Photo \ Getty Images)

A new report says tech-savvy students are using software to bypass their schools' internet filters.

School internet access company Linezwise says up to a third of students have used a virtual private network - a VPN - to access blocked websites.

CEO Scott Noakes told Kate Hawkesby with more technology in the classroom, a lot of schools try to stop their students from accessing things like social media.

"This is obviously a cause for distraction so their attention is off lesson and then there is also the issue of them accessing inappropriate adult content."

LISTEN ABOVE AS SCOTT NOAKES SPEAKS WITH KATE HAWKESBY

The All Sports Breakfast

The All Sports Breakfast

6a.m. - 9a.m.