internet safety partners

Working with experts in the field, we strive to improve our internet safety product features on an ongoing basis. The following partners and consultants help us to provide excellent digital resources for schools:

Hey U.G.L.Y.

Hey U.G.L.Y., which stands for Unique Gifted Lovable You, is an international nonprofit organization that is dedicated to empowering youth to be their true selves and part of the solution to bullying, youth suicide and substance abuse. Utilizing peer-to-peer learning, Hey U.G.L.Y. helps students squish out that voice in their head that tells them they are 'not good enough.' The HeyUGLY.org website and their school assemblies have been saving the lives of bullied youth who are suicidal. Hey U.G.L.Y.'s self-esteem and empathy-building bullying and suicide prevention curriculum helps schools and youth-serving organizations co-create an environment of respect, acceptance and inclusion. Since 2002 Hey U.G.L.Y. has helped millions of students through their website, Choose To Change radio show, contests, curriculum and interactive assembly presentations. The organization’s knowledge and expertise has helped to inform the keyword detection libraries included in the internet safety feature of Impero Education Pro.

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ANAD

Since 1976, the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) has been dedicated to the eating disorders community. ANAD advocates for the development of healthy attitudes, bodies, and behaviors. ANAD promotes eating disorder awareness, prevention and recovery through supporting, educating, and connecting individuals, families and professionals. The organization has been instrumental in developing the keyword library that is part of the internet safety features in Impero Education Pro software.

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iKeepSafe is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help youth thrive in the digital environment, by promoting safe and healthy use of technology. They track trends and conduct research to identify youth needs, as well as solicit expert opinions to develop resources and tools that assist parents, educators, and youth. Impero Software consults with iKeepSafe on the internet safety keyword library feature of Impero Education Pro.

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The Digital Citizenship Institute is committed to promoting social good through the use of technology and social media. Turning the tides away from the negative, the Institute amplifies the positive by viewing social media as a powerful learning tool to solve problems and create solutions. They do this by encouraging practical solutions and embedding core skills and concepts and by transforming problems into opportunities. Their motto is "Be that KIND of kid."

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ESSN

ESSN or Educator's School Safety Network is comprised of consultants with backgrounds and expertise in the areas of education, emergency response, law, technology and criminal justice. ESSN pride themselves on violence prevention measures providing safety planning for schools and districts before a crisis occurs. Impero have partnered with ESSN to help develop the weapons and violence keyword libraries found in the internet safety keyword library feature of Impero Education Pro.

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