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The internet and e-mail have provided many benefits for schools and colleges, but like any productivity tool their use needs to be governed by clear guidelines and restrictions. Senior leadership within the establishment are leaving themselves open to potential prosecution if not sufficiently governed.
An Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) is now widely recognised as a key tool in ensuring that IT misuse is minimised and/or eradicated, but how can you be sure that it is being adhered to? Traditionally, schools and colleges have relied on the use of blocking and fi ltering systems to enforce their AUP, but this approach leaves huge areas of exposure to new and evolving dangers.
e-safe education provides an integrated and comprehensive approach to e-safety and puts management back in the control of the school. It also encourages a standard of responsible IT use from all staff and students. This helps reduce the legal liabilities and increased hidden costs that arise from IT misuse.
Children use the internet for their benefit all the time. There's heaps of 'cool stuff' they can do on the internet to support their school work - and by educating students on how to use the net responsibly, there won't be a need for your constant supervision.
Why do you need e-safe education?
e-safe education can help you to improve pupil safety on IT facilities, reducing legal liability, risk and “off -task” activities whilst underpinning your pastoral support and acceptable use policies. It will protect against paedophile grooming, cyber bullying, pornography, racism, gambling, cyber slacking, drugs, hacking, proxy avoidance, terrorism, criminal activity, abuse, copyright infringement, suicide, inappropriate research, plagiarism, gaming and so on.
e-safe education assists with compliance and mitigates risk associated with legislation such as the Obscene Publications Act 1964, Protection of Children Act 1978, Race Relations Act 2002 and Computer Misuse Act 1990.
How does it work?
e-safe education will block pornographic images in your web browser through comprehensive image control. By selecting the level of control that is best for you e-safe education determines the probability of the image being pornographic. If a positive identification is made the image is either replaced with a non-offensive, image or the user is warned that the image to be displayed may be offensive.
All pornographic images captured will be logged and stored, along with the PC name, user name, time, date and the action taken. Authorised personnel can then review suspected pornographic images and provide appropriate reports on improper usage.
We are currently offering WA's schools a free trial of the service, so you can see for yourself how it works. Register your interest here.
e-safe education can also monitor users in real-time against a series of threat libraries which contain words and phrases that relate to those known threats. When a match is detected, an alert is created which allows a number of events to occur. These alerts can be configured so that they are escalated to various levels of senior management dependent upon the severity, number of alerts detected and the thresholds set.
For more information contact W.J Moncrieff Pty. Ltd.