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    Sparklebox makes BBC News Frontpage

    Just a heads up that its hit mainstream news
    BBC News - Paedophile ran teaching website

    regards

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    Guessing my PM's are going to go quiet now.

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    Note this bit near the end:

    A spokeswoman for the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceops) said: "Daniel Kinge, the owner has been sentenced to 12 months in prison following charges by West Mercia Police.

    As such Ceops feels that schools can resume use of this website in line with their normal risk assessment and management processes and in consultation with local authorities."

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    Veto the site - although it's now run by one of his relatives it's still his creation. Don't use it and encourage your staff to veto it as well. I'll be blocking it on Monday. Hope someone hacks it and blows it up.

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    As such Ceops feels that schools can resume use of this website in line with their normal risk assessment and management processes and in consultation with local authorities."
    Does anyone else have an image of Pontius Pilate in their minds....

    Simon

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    I don't see the bit on the BBC website where it mentions that even though some teachers were aware of the allegations, they shrugged their shoulders and demanded access to Sparklebox, as without it, they didn't have a clue what to do.

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    even though some teachers were aware of the allegations, they shrugged their shoulders and demanded access to Sparklebox, as without it, they didn't have a clue what to do.
    Do you know how much personal time Primary teachers can spend doing their job? They like stuff like this because it's one less thing they have to do.

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    I've just blocked this on both of our sites until I can discuss it with my line manager. While I fully understand why this info couldn't be released into the open there should be some way that independent schools could be warned in such circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PiqueABoo View Post
    Do you know how much personal time Primary teachers can spend doing their job? They like stuff like this because it's one less thing they have to do.
    I have no problem with Teachers using useful resources. It's the reprehensible attitude some of them have regarding Sparklebox even when told why the site has been blocked.

    I also find it worrying that they rely so much on one resource.

    Call me old fashioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PiqueABoo View Post
    Do you know how much personal time Primary teachers can spend doing their job? They like stuff like this because it's one less thing they have to do.
    IME it greatly varies from teacher to teacher. I certainly don't believe that they all spend as long with their teaching hats on as they'd like us to think.

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    A couple of my school's heads are pleased about it in one sense as they would rather the teaching staff carried out their responsibilities fully - the creation of artwork and resources for the classrooms etc is down to the teaching staff who they believe should be creating them themselves, or with help from the kids. The others just don't want anything to do with SB in the school.
    Besides, there's plenty of other sites with similar resources.

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