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A new resource guide for online safety in education

15th November, 2016 – Nottingham, UK – An online safety handbook designed for school Senior Leadership Teams has been released this week by education software provider, Impero. The handbook, a best practice deployment guide and resource pack, provides a framework for the successful implementation and management of an active monitoring system in a school environment.

The Online Safety Handbook also features major contributions from a host of online safety and safeguarding experts, including Victvs, E-Safety Adviser Alan Mackenzie, Child/Adult Trauma Therapist and Clinical Supervisor Catherine Knibbs, eating disorder charity Beat, the Anti-Bullying Alliance, HOPE not hate, eCadets, Harmless, Browne Jacobson LLP, Internet Matters, and Professionals Online Safety Helpline on behalf of South West Grid for Learning. These industry expert contributions offer advice for responding to risks identified by an active monitoring system so education staff feel confident when addressing safeguarding incidents.

Centred on a best practice approach to online monitoring, Impero’s Online Safety Handbook outlines;

  • Effective deployment – setting up a working group, running a pilot, training, communication
  • Managing keyword detection policies
  • Managing data captures, AUPs and anonymous reporting
  • Advice on what to do when risks are detected
  • Resources and templates for an effective roll out

This informative content, combined with specialist advice from leading industry experts, is designed to guide schools through the implementation, embedding and ongoing management of an active monitoring system.

Speaking of the Online Safety Handbook release, Sam Pemberton, CEO of Impero Software, comments, Revisions to the Department for Education’s Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance states that all schools should ensure they have an active monitoring system in place. Our Online Safety Handbook is designed to help schools effectively embed a monitoring system across the school, in line with a best practice approach, and provides a host of feature-rich resources and expert advice from our partners. Student safety is so important and, as well as providing schools with the tools to safeguard young people, we’re keen to also provide the resources and advice that will ensure these tools are used effectively.”

Copies of the Online Safety Handbook can be requested via Impero’s website







For further information or interview opportunities contact:

Nikki Annison

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+44 (0) 1509 606636


About Impero Software

Impero Software offers remote monitoring and management software, relied upon by education establishments around the world. Founded in 2002, it is accessed via one million computers in over 70 countries. In the UK it has a 40 per cent market share of UK secondary schools and 24 per cent of colleges.

Impero’s cutting edge software consolidates a range of powerful classroom, network and device management features enabling schools and colleges to reduce costs and improve both staff and student productivity. Its online safety functionality, designed around Ofsted and ISI’s best practice managed approach, uses keyword detection technology to help schools safeguard students online.

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