How often have you found your students typing a sequence of letters conveying supposed nonsense? Acronyms, abbreviations and slang terms offer a convenient shortcut to informal communication in the digital world, but however harmless they may first appear, the reality is that they are often used by young people to hide inappropriate or at-risk behavior from prying eyes.
Impero Education Pro’s keyword detection functionality has been developed in response to rising concerns around internet safety and in line with the Institute of Digital Citizenship‘s best practice approach to promoting good digital citizenship across schools and districts. Education Pro provides teachers, administrators and counselors with contextual insight into a student’s online activity, using intelligent algorithms to identify when keywords, phrases, abbreviations or acronyms are typed anywhere on the network. The software then logs the capture in a centralized database as a screenshot or video recording with details of the incident, including the user, the application, the date and time.
Impero works closely with customers to ensure its keyword detection functionality generates a low false positive count and supports compliance with CIPA, helping schools and districts to access E-Rate funding.