Schools also continue to face the challenge of radicalisation, with the development of the internet changing the way terrorist organisations influence and radicalise young people. A national survey of 11-24 year olds conducted by the National Counter Terrorism Policing HQ, found that the majority of young people are obtaining general information via the web through Google search and social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.
Due to the rapid advancement of technology, the ‘overblocking of web content’ is no longer something that is sustainable or effective within education. Schools now need to focus on tools that enable them to block inappropriate content in real time, without relying on URL blocklists alone, and whilst still allowing access to educational and appropriate social content.
Our unique Safeguarding Suite is designed to facilitate the effective provisioning of safeguarding in school environments and address legal mandates set out by the UK Government including Ofsted, the Prevent Duty and Keeping Children Safe Online. Providing you with the ability to filter down and monitor all online activity per individual user, our reporting feature enables System Administrators to generate meaningful analysis on search terms entered and URLs accessed over various timeframes, to establish user activity that has breached any one of the 7 out-of-the-box rulesets: radicalisation, suicide, abuse, substance abuse, bullying, criminal activity and adult content.
Smoothwall’s latest product offering, Visigo, has also been designed to provide the most advanced on-device monitoring which is moderated by vast AI Technology and human specialists. Visigo helps to support the effective management of Safeguarding, allowing schools to focus on providing support and education to children in their care, with peace of mind that they will be alerted should an incident arise.
Visigo has been built to not only meet the needs of legislation but has also been designed to put you back in control. With a unique combination of smart profiling, text analysis, language support, image capture, instant alerting and AI technology, Visigo provides confidence that you have appropriate procedures in place to proactively monitor and protect children under your care.
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