Parental Control Quick Guide: Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

The web holds a wealth of information – including content that may be inappropriate or dangerous for young audiences.  A request for personal details, cheap ticket offers to a sporting event, or suggestion to meet “in person” ? STOP!  These are all red flags of online culture to watch out for.  Kids are likely to … Continue reading Parental Control Quick Guide: Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

Web Filtering Anywhere

By Tom Walker Web filtering is an effective tool to ensure online student safety.  Recent innovations have allowed web filtering to improve from a rather stationary service, to a mobile and easy-to-use necessity. Schools are starting to abandon inconvenient web filtering hardware in favor of flexible cloud-based solutions which better provide for 1:1 program safety measures. … Continue reading Web Filtering Anywhere

Web Filtering in K-12 Schools: The Past, Present, and Future

By Tom Walker A Brief History of Web Filtering in K-12 Schools When I started my career in K-12 IT, web content filtering in schools was a fairly new creature. The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was still in its early stages and various approaches to content filtering began to emerge. A handful of companies began to surface as the … Continue reading Web Filtering in K-12 Schools: The Past, Present, and Future

5 Reasons Why K-12 Schools Are Abandoning Web Filtering Appliances

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