The first to respond to the changing online safety landscape
Impero EdProtect, our online safety software module, is compliant with the UK Safer Internet Centre’s ‘appropriate monitoring’ provider checklist.
Designed in response to UK Government requirements, such as the Prevent duty and the Department for Education’s Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance (KCSiE), Impero EdProtect is a cloud-based online safety and safeguarding module, designed to help schools to fulfil their legal duty of care around internet safety and safeguarding online. This best practice approach to safeguarding in schools, including active monitoring and logging incident captures to provide contextual insight, helps schools to identify potential risk, respond before an incident escalates, and educate students about responsible online behaviour.
We’ve also created a free online safety handbook, featuring a best practice framework for implementing active monitoring in schools and expert advice from our online safety partners.
Identifying key words, phrases abbreviations or acronyms, which are typed, used or viewed anywhere on the network to help pinpoint vulnerable students potentially engaged in at-risk behaviour.
Keyword detection libraries
Utilising inbuilt keyword libraries, developed in partnership with a number of charities and specialist organisations, to flag concerns and provide definitions relating to a broad range of
Customised keyword policies
Enabling schools to add their own terms to detect content in relation to their own individual challenges, whether specific incidents, pupil names and/or gang references, as well local terminology.
Anonymous student reporting
An anonymous reporting tool, named Confide, enables students to report pastoral concerns (anonymously if they choose), either about themselves or another student, to a trusted member of staff.
Taking a screenshot or video recording with each keyword capture to provide context and ‘who, what, where, when’ information when triaging incidents.
Providing a historic log of all online activity, including screenshot and video captures, with incident handling and reporting tools to evidence misconduct or safeguarding risks, which can be shared with school inspection bodies where necessary.
Alerting teaching staff in real time when a keyword capture is triggered in their classroom so they can address the issue as it happens.
Enforce acceptable use policies
Reminding students how to behave responsibly online by enforcing acceptable use policies and running reports to measure their efficacy, while
supporting GDPR responsibilities through
Provides contextual insight
By providing the context to any keyword captures (with a screenshot or video recording), staff members can deal
with incidents quickly and effectively, identifying and discarding any false positives easily.
Promotes good digital citizenship
Empowering young people to navigate the digital world safely and responsibly, by educating them on risk and appropriate behaviour, so they will make the right decisions whether in or out of the school’s digital environment.
Keeps students safe
Adopting both a proactive and reactive approach to online safety, Impero EdProtect detects early warning signs so that school staff can intervene in potentially high-risk situations early and before they escalate.
Supports best practice
Developed in line with Ofsted’s ‘whole school’ best practice approach to online safety, Impero EdProtect involves the whole school community and alerts the relevant staff members to incidents as they occur.
Educating safeguarding staff
Working with specialist organisations, industry experts and charities, Impero EdProtect’s keyword libraries include detailed definitions and severity ratings. This helps to inform and guide staff members when they are alerted to a keyword capture.
Helps fulfil legal obligations
Designed in response to UK government statutory guidance, including the Prevent duty and the Department for Education’s
Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance, Impero EdProtect helps schools to fulfil their legal duty of care.