Statement from Gold Coast Titans
The Aquis Titans have issued the following statement:
During the delivery of an important cyber safety class today by Norton Internet Security, imagery of an inappropriate nature was very briefly shown on screen.
It is important to note, this incident did not result from the actions of anyone associated with the Gold Coast Titans including Jarryd Hayne who was in attendance to assist with delivery of the cyber safety content.
Experts from Norton confirmed to media following the event that the images did not come from Jarryd Hayne’s personal device which is an iPhone and the content has been traced to a Samsung.
Since the incident Norton and Titans staff have been working with the school to ensure that the welfare of all students in attendance is a priority.
As such the Gold Coast Titans will not be making any further comment on the matter.
Norton has issued this following statement:
Earlier today during an online security and cyberbullying session hosted by representatives from Norton and Jarryd Hayne, school students were briefly exposed to inappropriate content during a demonstration to showcase how someone’s information, including any images displayed on websites they browse, can be captured and displayed when accessing free WiFi.
The demonstration involved the use of a real-life open network which could be accessed by anyone in the local area.
During the demonstration, an unknown user connected to the network and loaded inappropriate content which was subsequently briefly displayed to students.
Norton is continuing to investigate the incident however can categorically confirm that the inappropriate images were not from Jarryd’s mobile phone.
The content was traced back to a Samsung device while Jarryd was utilising an iPhone.
Currently, there is no evidence to suggest that any of the students from the school were involved in the incident.
Norton regrets the unfortunate incident today which may have caused embarrassment to the students that were exposed to the content and also to Jarryd, who is a valued online security ambassador.