Online Safeguarding Requirements
Schools in England (and Wales) are required “to ensure children are safe from terrorist and extremist material when accessing the internet in school, including by establishing appropriate levels of filtering” .
Furthermore the Department for Education published proposed changes to ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ for consultation in December 2015. Amongst the proposed changes, schools will be obligated to “ensure appropriate filters and appropriate monitoring systems are in place. Children should not be able to access harmful or inappropriate material from the school or colleges IT system”.
Introducing Assisted Monitoring
Assisted Monitoring is a combined solution, bringing together the User Activity Monitoring technology and also a specially designed service to check the data and alerts that it generates and, where necessary, takes action to contact the school and provide support in resolving the relevant issue.
Help from the Online Safety Experts
We are a charity that has been supporting schools with internet services and online safety for over ten years. Our child safeguarding experts understand online safety and the issues to look for.
We will watch your technology monitoring product, and for serious issues, we'll contact you, describe the issue, and provide advice and support to resolve it. True assistance to make a complex situation easy, better safeguard your children, and help you meet the DfE statutory guidance.