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School magazine linked to porn quiz
The cover of the magazine.
12:21 CET+01:00
The publishers of a student magazine that was distributed to children as young as ten in Baden are in trouble after it was found to feature provocative images of half-naked girls and a link to an Internet quiz containing pornographic content.

The latest edition of student magazine Lei(n)wand features a cover story exploring the fine line between advertising and pornography - but angry parents and teachers said it went too far.

A QR code in the magazine linked to an online quiz which showed pornographic images unsuitable for those aged under 18. 

The free magazine is edited by Konstantin Kladivko, a student at Baden high school and a member of the social democrats affiliated student group Aktion Kritischer Schüler.

2,500 issues of the magazine were distributed to four high schools in Baden. Kladivko said the magazine was given to all age groups as he felt it was an issue that affected everyone, but that the team realised too late that the quiz they had linked to contained inappropriate images.

The headmaster of Baden’s HLA school, Thomas Douschan, said he was appalled. "This student newspaper has not been authorized by the schools, as has been suggested," he told the Kurier newspaper. 

He added that he had received several complaints, both from parents and students, and that the Lower Austrian school board was now dealing with the issue.

Regional School Board president Hermann Helm said the magazine “is a private project that is the responsibility of the publisher,” and that Kladivko may end up facing charges.

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