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Christchurch students suspended for sharing inappropriate content of teachers

Maegan Thompson
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Christchurch Boys' High School has suspended two students responsible for taking inappropriate photos and videos of teachers.

Two year 10 students uploaded a video to a porn website of his young female teacher walking around the class in tight leggings.

There had been a previous incident last year where a photo was taken up a teachers skirt and circulated among friends. 

A classmate said senior management was only alerted to the porn site video by other pupils. 

He said the post had over 700,000 views, but some boys felt it was inappropriate and reported the incident.

There is now a full cellphone ban across all classes to avoid further breaches of the Harmful Communications Act.

CBH headmaster Nic Hill released a statement last night saying students have breached the school's standards regarding respect for others and Christchurch Boys’ High School will not stand for this kind of behaviour.

"We are working with the students, their families and providing support for those affected at school."

Police and Netsafe are involved.

Chairman of the Secondary Principals' Council (NZSPC) James Morris said teachers are still in control of the classroom despite rising misuse of technology.

He said students have always found ways to distract themselves in class, that hasn't changed and neither has the ability for teachers to restrict devices used in class. 

"There is a growing awareness right through society, in and out of schools, that everyone is carrying a video recording device so you have to be very aware that they are out there."

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Forensic New Zealand thinks banning cell phones in schools will stop online offending.

Spokesperson Mike Chappel said phones aren't needed in schools and should just be removed.

"A lot of online offending starts young and if not stopped will carry on later in life."

"I personally think  they should have cellphone jammers in schools so cellphones can't be used"

He said even if this happened, schools who used wifi for education could still have that system abused.