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The School’s Guide to Apps Students Are Using: Top 10 Most Popular & Dangerous

Technology plays a significant role in today’s classrooms. Unfortunately, anonymous messaging apps, random video chats, and other platforms that lock or hide other apps raise safety and security concerns for educators.  Despite efforts to educate students, they don’t always exercise good judgment. Some of the more commonly used apps among students exhibit safety concerns that …

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Three Keys to Preventing Ransomware in K-12 schools

The number of ransomware attacks against K-12 networks continues to rise, and for the first time ever, ransomware was the most common type of cybersecurity incident targeting school districts last year, according to the K12 Security Information Exchange. Ransomware attacks ...
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A 360 Degree Approach to Student Safety

The greater intensity and complexity of mental health needs among K-12 students has only been exacerbated by the isolation and stress of the Covid-19 pandemic and response.  We are all aware of the harmful effects of severing students from their ...
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5 Safe Ways for Schools to Celebrate the Holiday Season 2021

Student Safety: 5 Ways to Celebrate the 2021 Holiday Season

Millions of students worldwide are still being affected by the pandemic and their school experiences are suffering as a result. Fears about the Omicron variant continue to rise and, as we draw closer to the Christmas holiday, normal classroom festivities may be impacted.   We have put together some ideas which can help you organise a positive and fun holiday ...
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Tackling online bullying: creating and maintaining a safe online environment: Webinar recap

Tackling bullying is a focus for many schools and organisations throughout the year but especially around November when The Anti-Bullying Alliance’s week-long campaign takes place. This year’s campaign theme was ‘One Kind Word’ which is especially relevant for how bullying has changed with the growing popularity of online learning.   We decided ...
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Anti-Bullying Week 2021: One Kind Word

Anti-Bullying Week 2021: One Kind Word

Anti-Bullying Week 2021 takes place between Monday 15th - Friday 19th November. Led and coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance (one of Impero’s online safety partners), Anti-Bullying Week provides an opportunity for schools, organisations, and individuals to raise awareness about bullying and how this issue affects lives around ...
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Understanding KCSiE Safeguarding Updates 2021: A Recap

Understanding KCSiE Safeguarding Updates 2021: A Recap

The Department for Education (DfE) recently released new updates for its Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) guidelines, which regulate safeguarding and child protection to promote the welfare of children and young people for schools and colleges in England. Last month, we hosted a series of events with ...
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