digital safety for students – Impero shortlisted for Digital Safety Awards
29th April 2016
This week we were delighted to be shortlisted for the Internet Matters Digital Safety Awards in the category Best Education Product or Service. Internet Matters, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping keep children safe in the digital world, has joined forces with sponsors EY to create a brand new, innovative awards scheme which recognises organisations and individuals that help to promote child online safety. Impero Education Pro has been shortlisted for its broad suite of features centred on digital safety for students, designed to empower educators and keep students safe when working online.
Internet Matters will announce the overall winners of each category at an inaugural awards ceremony in London on the 24th May. The ceremony will be hosted by experienced broadcaster and CEO of TeenTech CIC, Maggie Philbin, while Baroness Joanna Shields, Minister for Internet Safety and Security, will be the evening’s keynote speaker. Impero’s E-safety Development Manager and Marketing Director are excited to be attending the ceremony next month
digital safety for students with Impero Education Pro
Concerns over digital safety for students have grown in recent years, as technology becomes an increasingly natural part of the learning environment. Our suite of school internet safety tools is designed to help students reap the benefits of the online world while ensuring they remain safe and protected. Acting as a safety net, Impero Education Pro enables students to navigate the online world with the ability for educators to monitor activity in real time, identify potential risk, and act before an incident escalates.
In addition to real-time monitoring, our software’s keyword detection functionality scans for any key words or phrases (from acronyms and slang terms to abbreviations) – typed or viewed anywhere on the network – which may indicate potential risk. Screenshot and video captures of the incident, along with glossary definitions, help educators to assess the risk. This can then be viewed within the wider context of a student’s behaviour and the most appropriate action can be taken. We’ve worked with a range of charities, specialist organisations, students and customer schools to build our comprehensive list of keyword libraries, which include (but are not limited to) adult content, anti-bullying, counter-radicalisation, eating disorders, grooming, homophobic language and suicide. With digital safety for students at the core of our product, the software also includes Confide – an anonymous reporting tool for students to voice concerns about themselves or another student.
If you’re worried about digital safety for students, find out more about our online safety functionality.