CAGAYANN DE ORO CITY A city councillor on Tuesday warned internet operators violating City Ordinance allowing students to use internet operating around school perimeters without consent cards approved by parents.
City Councilor Adrian Barba, Chair of the City Councils Committee on Education, issued the warning after he found out several students playing online games during classes during an unscheduled inspection of internet cafés operating near schools and colleges here.
These students certainly cut classes since they are still in uniforms when caught playing games in internet cafes located near their schools, Barba said.
City Ordinance No. 8099-2002 which amends Ordinance No. 7820-2001 provides the use of a consent card signed by the parent and school principal allowing a student to go out to internet cafes for research purposes, Barba added.
He said that all students caught in internet cafes have no consent cards which was a clear violation of the City Ordinance.
Barba warned internet café owners of sanctions should they be caught again allowing students to use the internet facilities without consent cards duly signed by the principal or parent.
He said that the City Council approved the Ordinance to discourage students from cutting classes in order to engage in online games instead of going into online research with the consent of the parents and school principals.
While Barba warned internet operators of the future violations, the city councillor also commends some school administrators for implementing the spirit of the City Ordinance and guiding their students on the proper use of the internet.
Let us help provide quality education, let us cooperate in the implementation of this law, Barba appealed to the internet operators and school officials. (PNA)