Keyword detection for identifying potential risk in schools
How often have you found your students typing a sequence of letters conveying supposed nonsense? Acronyms, abbreviations and slang terms offer a convenient shortcut to informal communication in the online world, but however harmless they may first appear, the reality is that they are often used by young people to hide inappropriate or at-risk behaviour from prying eyes.
Impero EdProtect’s safeguarding software has been developed in response to the latest UK Government requirements, such as the Department for Education’s Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) guidance and the Prevent Duty, to provide school staff (including Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs), Senior Leadership Teams (SLT), and teachers) with contextual insight into a student’s online activity. Our safeguarding software uses intelligent algorithms to identify when keywords, phrases, abbreviations or acronyms are typed anywhere on the network and logs the capture in a centralised database as a screenshot or video recording with details of the incident, including the user, the application, the date and time.
Impero works closely with customers to ensure its keyword detection functionality generates a low false positive count.