Impero EdProtect’s internet safety functionality has been developed around a best practice managed approach and is designed to provide the context around internet safety incidents using a range of intelligent monitoring tools. Monitoring, as opposed to simply blocking, provides young people with the opportunity to learn how to navigate the online world safely and, ultimately, assess risk for themselves.
Keyword detection scans for when certain terms are typed anywhere on the network, including in an email, an application, search engine, URL or HTML. Our keyword detection libraries, based on adult content, bullying and trolling, eating disorders, LGBT derogatory language, racial and religious hatred, counter-radicalization, and self-harm, among others, provide school safeguarding staff with a glossary definition of terms, acronyms and abbreviations to help put a student’s online activity, and potential risk, into context.
If the software detects these terms, or other incidents of inappropriate behaviour, an automatic screenshot or video capture is taken, and this flagged activity is assigned a severity rating. School guidance counsellors can then view this information within the wider context of a student’s behaviour, so the most appropriate response can be made.
A complete log of all network activity provides a detailed and accurate record of internet safety concerns, which can be used to identify vulnerable students and assess internet safety issues. This complete and historic log of information also enables counsellors to identify internet safety patterns; schools can then address these issues to inform dialogues with students, while ensuring access to the relevant support.
Impero EdProtect also includes an anonymous reporting tool, Confide, which enables students to report any concerns they have about themselves or another student to a staff member of their choice.