Porn shown to primary school students instead of Paddington

Parents have been left fuming after their nine year olds were accidentally shown porn at school instead of a Paddington movie.

Red-faced teachers were forced to apologise after the pornographic material popped up during a screening of a Padding Bear 2 in 'Golden Time' during an assembly at Croft Academy in Walsall, UK.

In a letter to parents and carers, the school wrote that there was a 'failure in our filters' which led to the children seeing the video.

Parents have slammed the school after an explanatory letter was sent home. Photo: Caters
Parents have slammed the school after an explanatory letter was sent home. Photo: Caters

“During Year 5's Golden Time today, whilst watching 'Paddington Bear' we had a failure in our filters. An inappropriate image came up,” the note read.

"The school has strict measures in place to prevent such images from appearing.

“We are investigating this as a priority, with our IT team, and we will keep all parents and carers updated.”

Parents have hit out at the school, frustrated by the lack of immediate action and claiming they were first informed of the incident by their children – and not the school.

Source: Giphy
Source: Giphy

"I was absolutely disgusted to hear it from my child's mouth, to know he has been shown this,” said a parent who wished to remain anonymous.

"You do not expect to have it in a school; you try your best to prevent it at home.

"Some children take it with a pinch of salt but other kids are traumatised.

"We were all disgusted considering the children had to tell us.

The kids reportedly told their parents before the school did. Photo: Getty
The kids reportedly told their parents before the school did. Photo: Getty

"Parents are annoyed that we were made aware by giving a letter to the Year Five students, who can read, so it is not only wrong to see it but they have to repeat it.

"We asked a member of staff if they had even watched the film beforehand and they had not."

According to parents, the school has not yet apologised and there had been no information given on how to help guide the parents on how to deal with it.

It is believed the clip came up as the film was being streamed from the web.

"An issue with web content filtering software occurred on Friday afternoon,” said a school spokesperson.

"The issue has been reported to the Trust, the Local Authority Designated Officer and the service provider, in accordance with academy procedures. An investigation is under way and to comment any further would be inappropriate at this point."

A meeting is set to be held today between parents and teachers at the school in order to discuss the incident.”

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