ABUJA - Nigerian schoolchildren who received laptops from a US aid
organization have used them to explore pornographic sites on the Internet, the
official News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported Thursday.
NAN said its reporter had seen
pornographic images stored on several of the children's laptops.
Nigerian pupils work on computers at the LEA primary school
in Abuja in this May 30, 2007 file photo. [Reuters]
"Efforts to promote learning with laptops in a primary school in Abuja have
gone awry as the pupils freely browse adult sites with explicit sexual
materials," NAN said.
A representative of the One Laptop Per Child aid group was quoted as saying
that the computers, part of a pilot scheme, would now be fitted with filters.