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parents and carers

When you send your child to school, you expect them to feel safe, supported and happy; whether that’s in class, in the corridors, in boarding facilities, during extracurricular activities, or online.

In recent years, it’s become increasingly evident that simply blocking internet access in UK schools is no longer sufficient when it comes to protecting children online. What’s more, how can young people learn how to keep themselves safe in the digital world if they’re not afforded the opportunity to develop those skills?

our online safety partnerships

Over the past four years, we’re proud to have formed key partnerships with a host of customer schools, charities and specialist organisations, including internationally-recognised IWF and SafeBAE, a charity co-founded by sexual assault survivors who appeared in the NETFLIX documentary Audrie & Daisy. Our close relationships with our broad range of online safety partners has helped to develop our keyword libraries and inform our online safety product developments to ensure that we’re the first to respond to the changing online safeguarding landscape. 

Some useful resources designed for parents and young people can be found on Childnet’s website here.

Impero Education Pro

Compliant with the UK Safer Internet Centre’s appropriate monitoring provider checklist, Impero Education Pro has been specially developed to help schools keep students safe and protected in the online learning environment. That’s why when your child attends an Impero school, you can be certain that they’re in safe hands.

Designed around Ofsted’s and ISI’s best practice managed approach, Impero Education Pro empowers teaching staff to monitor and manage the digital learning environment, keeping students focused, on task and, crucially, safe.

Our keyword detection libraries, based on adult content, bullying & trolling, counter-radicalisation, eating disorders, LGBT derogatory language, racial & religious hatred, sexting and self-harm, amongst others, help schools to identify potential risk before an incident escalates. A glossary definition of key terms, acronyms and abbreviations (provided by our expert online safety partners), along with screenshot and video capture evidence, enables teaching and safeguarding staff to put your child’s online activity into context, so they can make the most appropriate judgement call. We encourage schools to view any flagged activity, which is assigned a severity weighting, within the wider context of the student’s behaviour both online and offline.

Impero Education Pro also allows teaching staff to monitor students’ online activity from their screen in real time. A thumbnail view of all student screens, in one central view, allows potential risk (or other instances of misconduct) to be dealt with as and when they occur – just like any other behavioural issue. Our software also provides a complete log of all online activity, helping schools to identify online safety patterns and address these issues in assemblies or PSHE style lessons.

We also understand that some students find it difficult to speak up when they feel worried, scared or anxious. If your child doesn’t feel comfortable voicing their concerns face-to-face, Impero Education Pro includes an anonymous reporting tool, as recommended by Ofsted, ISI, Estyn and Education Scotland. Confide enables students to voice any concerns they have, either about themselves or another pupil, to a member of staff of their choice.

If your child’s school uses any of Impero’s products (or even if their school doesn’t) and you’d like to know more about our software, please feel free to get in touch with us for more information.

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