Category: Future of Glow

Posts relating to the future of Glow, Scotland’s National Intranet for Education

GlowPlus: L.A. Duty of care and Filtering

Duty of Care: Is it an excuse?

The most frequent reason I get when I discuss “open access” to the Internet with those that control network access and strategy in local authorities is duty of care: “We have a duty of care to protect young people”. But what is this duty of care, what isthe legal precedence on which it is based and does this duty of care require that we provide our learners with poor connectivity and restricted access to the worlds largest source of learning material?