New obstacles for Internet nasties;News

12th November 1999 at 00:00
A guide to help schools and parents to stop children from accessing Net nasties has been launched. The Superhighway Safety pack details systems to filter out inappropriate content from websites, model Internet acceptable-use contracts and walled gardens. It also has tips on setting up a website, health and safety guidelines and a Disney poster.

David Blunkett, the education secretary, said it was essential all pupils could access the Internet, but he was determined to ensure that they were protected from unsuitable material. The pack has been issued by the Department for Education and Employment and BECTA.

Meanwhile, all schools will this month receive a Year 2000 action pack from BECTA to help them ensure contingency plans are in place if the millennium bug does cause any problems. Schools are being encouraged to have a back-up plan if the millennium bug causes problems.

To help its customers ensure they are ready for the millennium bug, RM has created pages on its website.

For a copy of Superhighway Safety tel: 0845 602 2260 or see http:vtc.ngfl.gov.ukvtclibrarysafety.html RM's Y2Ksite: http:support.rm.comy2000.

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