70.3% of students we surveyed did not know what web filter their school was using, if at all. ALL of the students we interviewed were unaware as to what sites were prohibited on their school's network. Teachers themselves are often surprised and irritated by blocks to YouTube clips planned for class lecture. Both teachers and … Continue reading The Key to A Successful Online Safety Policy
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 end of UK Local Authority school networks By: Richard Moore In the UK, Local Authorities (LA’s) have been responsible for providing schools with fast, safe internet connectivity for the past 20 years. However, in 2000 the Academy program allowed schools to take control of their own finances and to operate as independent businesses funded … Continue reading Why UK Schools Are Choosing Securly
Why Choose Cloud Based Web Filtering? Web filtering is most widely known within the context of the Children’s Internet Protection Act of 2000 as a means of protecting students from harmful, explicit content found on the internet. However, web filters – especially those that are Cloud based – are capable of much more, in both … Continue reading Why Choose Cloud-Based Web Filtering?
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