Flexible safeguarding solutions tailored to you
Smoothwall understands that as long as Independent schools face funding cuts and financial insecurity, keeping up with ever-evolving technologies can be challenging. With learners ranging from preschool to sixth form, it is essential for Independent schools to choose a flexible and granular web filtering solution that not only provides age-appropriate internet access, but also a home-like experience for students.
An increase in both minor and high profile safeguarding incidents within Independent schools over recent years has resulted in a shift in focus from security to safeguarding. The added introduction of the Prevent Duty and Keeping Children Safe in Education legislation means schools must now provide a safe and secure digital environment during school hours, with the added challenge of ensuring this continues during evenings and weekends.
As BYOD schemes also continue to rise, it’s vital that schools implement a web filter which supports mobile devices and enforces the appropriate filtering rules, to protect vulnerable students from online dangers and harm. These challenges combined with the high expectations from parents, who expect the school to have the best solutions in place can influence mounted added pressures.
Protecting more than 2.5 million students every day, Smoothwall are developers of real-time content aware web filtering and safeguarding solutions. From our effective Safeguarding Suite designed to facilitate the effective provisioning of safeguarding in education environments, to our advanced monitoring solution Visigo, and range of BYOD and mobile options, Smoothwall have the cost-effective and flexible tools you need to ensure you meet and exceed requirements set out by the Independent Schools Inspectorate, Prevent Duty and Department for Education.