Perhaps the charm of getting something for nothing has you holding on to a free web filter. Or maybe you’re overwhelmed by the number of filter options on the market, so you’re sticking with what you know. But as schools’ technology requirements and internet usage continue to grow and evolve, free school web filters just … Continue reading Is a Free School Web Filter Really Good Enough in 2023?
Is Your School Web Filter Falling Short in Any of These 3 Ways?
If your district or school already has a web filter, you may think you've covered your bases. But there’s more to choosing the right school web filter than simply being CIPA compliant. While you may think your current web filter is good enough, not all school web filters are created equal. For example, some come … Continue reading Is Your School Web Filter Falling Short in Any of These 3 Ways?
3 Pitfalls of Using an Appliance for Your School Web Filter (and How to Avoid Them)
If you're currently using an appliance for school web filtering, you've checked the box on complying with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). You may also be unknowingly making your job harder than it needs to be. Relying on a physical device may be the way you’ve always handled web filtering. But there are at … Continue reading 3 Pitfalls of Using an Appliance for Your School Web Filter (and How to Avoid Them)
The Top 5 Features Smart IT Directors Look for in a School Web Filter
Effective web filtering is vital to ensuring K-12 student safety. It’s also an essential and statutory requirement under the U.S. Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and the Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) statutory guidance in the UK. Because of the requirement for school web filtering, you likely already have a school web filter in … Continue reading The Top 5 Features Smart IT Directors Look for in a School Web Filter
How K-12 Schools Support the Safety and Wellness of Spanish ELL Students
Districts and schools across America face no lack of challenges. In addition to navigating a shortage of teachers and school counselors, as well as rising student mental health concerns, they’re also doing their best to support a growing number of English language learners (ELLs). An estimated 5.12 million students in the U.S. are ELLs. Of … Continue reading How K-12 Schools Support the Safety and Wellness of Spanish ELL Students