Expertly informed cloud-based internet safety software for schools and districts
Impero EdProtect’s state-of-the-art student internet safety software feature supports compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) by providing an additional layer of monitoring over traditional blocking and filtering.
Focused on fostering a culture of good digital citizenship in schools, Impero Education Pro’s Impero EdProtect module provides internet safety software feature helps schools and districts to educate students how to behave responsibly online and what it means to be a “good digital citizen”. Real-time monitoring, incident captures and a log of all student activity flags up potentially harmful or inappropriate behavior, empowering educators to safeguard as necessary. This best practice approach to internet safety in schools, including logging incident captures to provide contextual insight, also helps schools and districts to identify potential risk, respond before an incident escalates, and educate students about responsible online behavior.
Identifying key words, phrases abbreviations or acronyms, which are typed, used or viewed anywhere on the network to help pinpoint vulnerable students potentially engaged in at-risk behavior.
Keyword detection libraries
Utilizing inbuilt keyword libraries, developed in partnership with a number of charities and specialist organizations, to flag concerns and provide definitions relating to a broad range of
student safety issues.
Customized keyword policies
Enabling schools to add their own terms to detect content in relation to their own individual challenges, whether specific incidents, pupil names and/or gang references, as well local terminology.
Anonymous student reporting
An anonymous reporting tool, named Confide, enables students to report pastoral concerns (anonymously if they choose), either about themselves or another student, to a trusted member of staff.
Taking a screenshot or video recording with each keyword capture to provide context and ‘who, what, where, when’ information when triaging incidents.
Providing a historic log of all online activity, including screenshot and video captures, with incident handling and reporting tools to evidence misconduct or student safety risks, which can be shared with school inspection bodies where necessary.
Alerting teaching staff in real time when a keyword capture is triggered in their classroom so they can address the issue as it happens.
Enforce acceptable use policies
Reminding students how to behave responsibly online by enforcing acceptable use policies and running reports to measure their efficacy.
Provides contextual insight
By providing the context to any keyword captures (with a screenshot or video recording), staff members can deal
with incidents quickly and effectively, identifying and discarding any false positives easily.
Promotes good digital citizenship
Empowering young people to navigate the digital world safely and responsibly, by educating them on risk and appropriate behavior, so they will make the right decisions whether in or out of the school’s digital environment.
Keeps students safe
Adopting both a proactive and reactive approach to student online safety, Impero EdProtect detects early warning signs so that school staff can intervene in potentially high-risk situations early and before they escalate.
Supports best practice
Developed in line with a ’best practice approach to student online safety, Impero EdProtect involves the whole school community and alerts the relevant staff members to incidents as they occur.
Educating safeguarding staff
Working with specialist organizations, industry experts and charities, Impero EdProtect’s keyword libraries include detailed definitions and severity ratings. This helps to inform and guide staff members when they are alerted to a keyword capture.
Supports CIPA compliance
Supporting compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), Impero EdProtect adds an additional layer over traditional blocking and filtering by monitoring students online to detect and address online risks.