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New online safety handbook offers internet safety guidelines for US schools

1st June 2017

Developed in response to rising concerns about the safety of students online, Impero is excited to announce the release of our US Online Safety Handbook. Created specifically for US schools and districts, the handbook serves as a deployment guide to support the successful implementation and management of a monitoring system. Designed around a best practice approach, the Online Safety Handbook is a comprehensive toolkit outlining a series of internet safety guidelines, internet safety resources, and expert contributions from specialist organizations.

 

what do the internet safety guidelines cover?

The handbook has been designed around a best practice approach to online safety in schools. Impero’s flagship solution, Impero Education Pro, monitors students’ online activity on a school’s network and uses algorithms to alert educators if students use keywords that could indicate issues such as cyberbullying, sexting, radicalization, self-harm, and a range of other issues. The handbook features best practice internet safety guidelines and informative content outlining:

 

expert contributions and advice

The Online Safety Handbook also features major contributions from a host of online safety and safeguarding experts, all of which work in partnership with Impero to help inform and develop the online safety elements of Impero Education Pro, including:

 

 

“Our mission is to help schools keep students safe online,” said Sam Pemberton, CEO of Impero. “Detecting potential concerns is just the first step. That’s why we also partner with groups like the Educator’s School Safety Network, Hey U.G.L.Y., and SafeBAE which offer advice on how to address a situation once it is detected. Examples include starting a difficult conversation with students about race, radicalization or religion, or what a teacher can do if they discover potential signs that a student has an eating disorder. The Online Safety Handbook consolidates both the software guidance and these partner resources all in one place, providing schools with a well-rounded approach to addressing safety concerns among students.”

 

Download both the Online Safety Handbook and our Digital Citizenship whitepaper, co-authored with the Digital Citizenship Institute, for FREE.

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