SLT to provide broadband Internet access for schools

  • 9 Mar 2006 16:17:38 GMT

    Beware of this

    Children could see pornos very quickly

    So the teachers

    Must take some precautions

  • 10 Mar 2006 01:48:31 GMT

    Anagami,

    are you sure ?

    But when we see porns , we didnt have the internet at the school.

    anyway I loved USA magzines than asians.

  • 10 Mar 2006 08:00:26 GMT

    No worries on the porn scene...SLT has a `filter` that`s from their side... so kids can`t do the usual tricks and bypass it...

    they also have the normal netnannny etc. software upon request...

    but porn is readily available in many video stores...you get all the latest DVD`s as well...

    much better clarity and loger `entertainment` :))))))))

  • 20 Mar 2006 18:56:46 GMT

    Agree with your comments,Monitors and CPU`s, printers seem to have been overlooked!

    This sophisticated IT effort is very commendable, but what happened to the regular copper wire telephone line that many people in the rural towns and villages are still waiting to receive?

    I have friends in the Colombo suburbs and Rambukkana whose files have been waiting in a pile for -2 years to have a regular voice line installed at their homes!!

  • 20 Mar 2006 19:04:13 GMT

    Agree with Dauntless, since these are educational institutions, Porn will be filtered out.

  • 21 Mar 2006 03:15:33 GMT

    This is paying lip-service to education...no more than a `white-hot-technology` sound-bite. Last year 7% of all schools in Sri Lanka were closed and a lot more will follow this year mainly due to roll contraction. Many rural schools are in danger of being wiped out on the premise that children can simply travel to the next village. Education is indeed the future alleviator of poverty in Sri Lanka, but given that 5,000 out of 7,000 schools have no full time principal, resources need to be devoted to basics of staffing and buildings rather than mice and `network backbones`!