Parents’ fury as political ‘propaganda’ is beamed into thousands of primary schools – with even Boris Johnson surprised a pro-Brexit message featuring him is shown on digital noticeboards
- Digital noticeboards have been showing messages about PM and Brexit strategy
- Labour MP Stella Creasy claims they were shown in 3,000 schools nationwide
- Claims ‘he (PM) wants to unite the UK’ shown without schools’ knowledge
Parents have been left furious over claims digital noticeboards in their children’s primary schools have been beaming pro-government propaganda.
Messages such as ‘Boris Johnson wants to unite the UK’ and ‘he has promised Brexit will be done’ have been allegedly shown on displays in 3,000 primary schools across the UK.
The broadcasts feature the infamous picture of the Prime Minister on a zip wire and claim he is investing more money in schools, the NHS and policing.
Another one reads: ‘People have different views about Boris Johnson because of his political views, plants for Brexit, personality, dress sense and past behaviour.’
Labour MP Stella Creasy claimed parents in her east London constituency were ‘extremely concerned’ their children had been exposed to the messages.
When she asked Mr Johnson whether he was responsible in today’s heated first debate since Parliament resumed, he claimed he was not aware of the messages.
Messages such as ‘Boris Johnson wants to unite the UK’ and ‘he has promised Brexit will be done’ have been allegedly shown on displays in 3,000 primary schools across the UK
The broadcasts featured the infamous picture of the Prime Minister on a zip wire and claimed he is investing more money in schools, the NHS and policing
Another part of the video says: ‘He has made promises about public services’
Ms Creasy said to the PM: ‘Earlier today parents in Walthamstow contacted me extremely concerned about the content of a presentation about the Prime Minister and his proposals on Brexit that had been broadcast on what transpires to be 3,000 digital noticeboards in primary schools around this country without the prior consent of the schools.
‘Given the amount of money this government is spending on Brexit adverts, can he at least assure Walthamstow residents that in this instance it wasn’t his doing and our primary schools will remain Brexit-propaganda free zones?’
Mr Johnson replied: ‘The honourable lady is bringing me news about schools in her constituency.’ But he said the Government is investing in all primary schools.
When Stella Creasy asked Mr Johnson (pictured) whether he was responsible in today’s heated first debate since Parliament resumed, he claimed he was not aware of the messages
One parent from Walthamstow fumed on social media: ‘Here are some shots from a dubious videos shown on the info screen of my kid’s school in Walthamstow this morning.
‘The video was about how Boris wants to deliver Brexit but politicians can’t agree how (the people vs the politicians narrative)
‘When I asked a teacher about it they said it was something the Government wants to show pupils to get them talking about politics.’
The company parents claim produce the digital noticeboards is called Anomaly.
The firm’s website claims schools can install its devices to display ‘messages and activities’ for children and their parents to read during school hours.
Pictured: Stella Creasy quizzes Boris Johnson over the digital noticeboards and pro-Government messages in the House of Commons today
It says a ‘huge library’ of content is also available for schools to buy, so teachers can decide whether to display their own messages or pre-recorded ones created by the company.
A Government spokesman told MailOnline they are not behind the videos.
They said: ‘These videos are not part of the government’s ‘Get Ready for Brexit’ public information campaign. There are no plans to show any part of the campaign in schools.’
MailOnline has contacted Anomaly for comment.