When pornographic images were beamed to a room full of Gold Coast school students as Jarryd Hayne gave a presentation on Monday, the NRL superstar immediately protested they were not his.

While many were sceptical, it turns out that was indeed correct, with investigations into the incident confirming the images came from another device connected to the same Wi-fi network.

Hayne was making the presentation on behalf of his sponsor Norton Security at Robina State High School when it was sabotaged by an unknown source, according to inquiries made by the school and the security company.

Norton Security spokesman Nick Savvides said the images had come from another device that had entered the non-password protected network.


Hayne was highlighting the dangers of open Wi-Fi networks to students, when he apparently unwittingly fell victim himself.

Video footage shows the recent Gold Coast Titans recruit apparently bemused when the images flashed up on the screen.

In a statement issued to media, Norton Security said investigations had determined the offending device was a Samsung, while Hayne was using an iPhone.

In a statement issued through Education Queensland, Robina State High School principal Julie Warwick said the images came from outside the room.

"In a cyber safety demonstration led by an external provider, students were momentarily exposed to four pornographic images," she said.

"The technology was shut down immediately and the provider's staff were quick to apologise.

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"The images displayed were not from any devices belonging to anyone in the room."

"It's unfortunate and all I can say (is) it definitely was not Jarryd's device," Mr Savvides said.

Norton is investigating how the incident occurred but said preliminary indications were that an outside source was responsible.

"Currently, there is no evidence to suggest that any of the students from the school were involved in the incident," he said.

"Norton regrets the unfortunate incident 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."

Ms Warwick said she was disappointed and that the Wi-Fi provider had assured her it would not happen again.

"I am disappointed that students were exposed to the images and the school will be offering support to any students that need it," she said.

"I have been assured by the external provider that they will reflect upon this to ensure this does not happen in any future school presentations."

Video of the gaffe went viral as news broke on Monday.

Titans chief executive Graham Annesley told the Gold Coast Bulletin he felt for Hayne.

"He's doing exactly the right thing in trying to help kids learn about cyber security only to see it blow up in his face through no fault of his own," Mr Annesley said.

"Everything he does is scrutinised and in this case, he's done absolutely nothing wrong but he's in the headlines again.

"I feel sorry for him but that's just the nature of his profile."

Hayne himself said he was shocked to see the images on the screen.

"It was (awkward). I shut my phone straight away so that way I was logged off. Wow," he told reporters after the incident.