Securly releases the first ever proxy-less browser-less DNS-based iPad filtering solution for K-12 schools.
Securly's new "Pause" button allows parents to shut off internet activity on school-issued devices.
Best practices to optimize your school's 1:1 chromebook program, ensuring the online safety and security of your students.
Students share how they would improve web filtering for schools and online safety measures.
Curious as to how children are spending their time online? So are we. We surveyed 400+ students to find out just how kids ages 9-18 are using their display devices. On average, students spend about 5-10 hours per day on their device(s) (smartphone, iPad, laptop, etc). This of course varies by age group: we found … Continue reading What Students Are Actually Doing Online
The rise of edtech and 1:1 devices affords teachers to encourage online research. Recent Pew Research Center data suggests that the very nature of research has drastically changed: students quickly find just enough information to satisfy research assignments via big name search engines and stop there. Transfer a few sentences and an image onto a Prezi slide … Continue reading Safe Image Search Resources for Students
Inspired By Gary Spracklen of Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (IPACA), United Kingdom The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) conducted a study on the correlation between test performance and technology usage in the classroom. In the last quarter of 2015, they released their findings in “Students Computers and Learning: Making the Connection”. … Continue reading 6 Pillars to Successfully Integrate Technology In Your 1:1 Classroom
Until recently, K-12 web filtering has been dominated by hardware solutions. Prior to the enactment of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) nearly 15 years ago, schools had little need or opportunity to change a system that was considered to be acceptable and the norm. However, given the shift towards cloud computing in the last … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why K-12 Schools Are Abandoning Web Filtering Appliances
A big reason school IT Admins are drawn to Securly is our industry-first "Bullying and Self-Harm Detection". This technology promises to keep students safe on social media by analyzing their posts and alerting school officials of incidents such as cyber-bullying, self-harm, and grief. In theory it sounds quite powerful, but how does our technology work, and more importantly, … Continue reading Bullying and Self-Harm Detection
“Teachers need choice on when they’re ready to unblock as they teach students to use technology appropriately.” – Tanya Avrith, Google Certified Teacher. We see two “classroom-level” issues come up time and again in post-deployment scenarios: Classroom Management While this was a solved problem in a Windows-only world with applications like LanSchool, the product that … Continue reading Allowing Teachers to Control Web Filtering in Their Classroom