the first to respond to the changing internet safety and EdTech landscape
Impero has partnered with a range of internationally-recognized charities and organizations, including the IWF and SafeBAE (a charity co-founded by sexual assault survivors who appeared in the NETFLIX documentary Audrie & Daisy) to ensure that we’re the first to respond to the changing internet safety and EdTech landscape. Using new technology and expert advice, Impero’s solutions are trusted by school districts across the United States to protect their students.
Our flagship product for education, Impero Education Pro, helps to support the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) by supporting internet safety policies through real-time monitoring and a comprehensive internet safety feature.
Technology has made huge leaps in recent years and now serves as one of the fastest growing areas of the global economy. It’s vital that students graduate with the skills to be college-and-career ready. And as the traditional classroom fades away and more schools strive to vividly sketch ‘the classroom of the future’, it’s important that students remain engaged with learning, rather than distracted or exposed to the risks of the virtual world. As this is recognized, school districts are continuing to replace computer labs with BYOD and 1:1 programs to transform learning.
As the investment in new technology for K-12 education continues to grow, concerns over the internet safety of students online rises too. Impero Education Pro has been developed in response to rising concerns around a range of internet safety issues, including cyberbullying, suicide and sexting, plus others.
Working with our broad range of internet safety partners, we’re proud to offer the most comprehensive internet safety solution for K-12 education, providing an extensive list of keyword detection libraries, real-time monitoring, access management, and activity logs and incident handling. There’s also an integrated anonymous reporting tool for students to voice concerns to help schools and districts to facilitate effective internet safety. What’s more, with everything in one system, it’s simple to monitor and simple to report on activity.
intuitive classroom control and instruction
Keeping students on task and engaged is easier said than done, when a multitude of online distractions are laid out in front of them. With Education Pro, teachers have access to a handy suite of classroom control and instruction tools, from real-time monitoring, assessment tools, access management and screen broadcasting, designed to focus learning and remove distractions. Education Pro’s internet safety feature is seamlessly integrated, so that teaching staff can deal with online safety risks that occur in class.
seamless network management
Impero Education Pro started life as a network administration tool. That’s why it’s also great for K-12 IT teams, helping to streamline networks and improve efficiency. A suite of network management features helps to improve efficiency, such as updating software and performing general maintenance, replacing several manual (and laborious) processes. Remote control and support allows technical issues to be solved across the network, while intelligent power and print management functionality saves time, enabling energy usage to be closely tracked and, as budgets decrease, helping school districts to cut costs.
What about mobile device management? Compatible with Android, iOS and Chrome OS, EdLink is designed to be used alongside Education Pro to enable K-12 schools to support BYOD and 1:1 programs, while protecting students and their devices. IT teams are afforded an array of tools to control student-owned and school-owned mobile devices by managing access to content and enabling/disabling settings, as per the establishment’s requirements and acceptable use policies. This centralized approach to MDM serves to keep students protected from the myriad risks of working online when using mobile devices to enable learning.
The general management of mobile devices is also simplified; K-12 schools can control device settings by pushing out actions in bulk, such as installations and updates, or enforcing safe search or forcing single application mode. With granular reporting, inventory management and geo-location technology, Impero EdLink is designed to help support successful mobile device integration and realize the benefits of mobile learning throughout middle and high schools across the US.
Impero Insight transforms a school or district’s Impero data into stunning, graphical reports that can be viewed, compared or contrasted on any device type. Powered by an industry-leading Business Intelligence engine, and an addition to Education Pro, Impero Insight is an advanced, cloud-based, reporting and analytics module. It automatically pulls data from one or multiple servers into pre-defined, rich-visual dashboards, enabling staff to view data from both individual schools and all schools across an entire district. K-12 schools and districts can then view, compare and contrast data to help inform decision-making, related to internet safety or welfare for example. By identifying safeguarding trends, across one school or the whole district, middle and high schools are empowered to make the most informed responses, including addressing such issues with the students directly.
What’s more, dedicated tailored dashboards can be set up for relevant stakeholders, such as those responsible for the welfare and pastoral care of students. With secure authenticated access permissions, schools and districts can ensure that the right people have visibility of the right information relevant to their role.