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Our School Web Filtering System

The school uses a cloud based web filtering system that proactively monitors and updates the status of billions of blacklisted or bad websites online every hour of the day. This system is far better than a tradtional school server based software solution that can become out of date if not regularly checked or indeed can be hacked and deactivated by outside or internal 3rd parties. Our system's design is a first to be implentmented in schools, and offers a level of response and protection that traditional mainstream systems in education do not.  

 

  • Our system was fully protected from the recent threat to the NHS - other schools were badly affected
  • Our system benefits from an international cloud based mesh protection system. This means that if one branch of the mesh network fails, within seconds we switch over to another branch of the mesh system which is fully functional. This means no downtime and no periods of time where the school could be online and unprotected
  • Our system operates a responsive policy that approves and blocks white and black listed websites based on over one thousand must pass criteria factors. The school’s IT Network Manager can block or allow any website app or service. Other schools do not have this level of control over their web content filtering as it is managed for them by an outside agency.

 

If you require any further information about our Web filtering or content control please contact:

Mr Horsburgh

IT Network Manager 

 

 

                  

 

ONLINE SAFETY RESOURCES:

VIDEOS:

Jigsaw: for 8 -10 year olds

This is an assembly from CEOPs Thinkuknow education programme that helps children to understand what constitutes personal information. The assembly enables children to understand that they need to be just as protective of their personal information online, as they are in the real world.

HOW-TO GUIDES:

Windows 10: Managing User Accounts and Parental Controls

If you are interested in learning more about this topic, please visit our site at http://www.gcflearnfree.org/windows10 to view the entire tutorial on our website. It includes instructional text, informational graphics, examples, and even interactives for you to practice and apply what you've learned.

Samsung Galaxy Tab - Setup Kids Mode

Kids mode allows your child to safely use your Galaxy Tab. Using Parental control you can set daily playtime limits, protect your child from inappropriate content and download apps from the Kids store for storybooks, learning and playing. To find out more about the Tab 4 visit http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/mobile-devices/tablets/tab/SM-T230NZWABTU

How to Setup Parental Controls on an Apple iPad

Setup some basic parental controls on your iPad before you share it with the children. Tony Anscombe will show you how to lock down certain aspects of your Apple iPad so your kids won't have access to things like in-app purchases, web browser, and the ability to add/remove apps.

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