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Cyber bullying poses extra concern for schools

When I was growing up, cyber bullying amounted to a few teenage insults over MSN and that was it. If you’d had enough of it, you could simply log off.

With today’s level of social media with apps like Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter, it seems like there is no escape from cyber...

A lack of web filtering could mean legal action for your school

Using the web has become a key learning tool for both teachers and pupils, so it is important its use is managed in a safe and secure way. But for members of staff in a busy school, it’s impossible to be everywhere at once. Classrooms are full of pupils scrolling through the Internet on...

Infographic: Five regular telephony problems experienced by schools

If you’re a staff member at a busy school, you’ll understand the array of day-to-day demands and that there really isn’t much time to spare. With this in mind, the following infographic covers five regular telephony problems experienced by schools and, critically, their solutions for a more...

We welcome Government move to enforce web filtering in schools

With the Education Secretary pushing plans for every school to use web filtering to protect pupils from exploitation and radicalisation, some schools will be thankful that they are ahead of the curve.

Nicky Morgan’s report reveals a need for schools and colleges to keep pupils safe when...

Do your pupils and employees need a digital detox?

If you think back to your school days, were you a pupil that was easily distracted? Did you gaze out the window yearning to be on the rugby pitch or tennis court? Did you doodle pictures on your exercise book or swap notes with your friend under your desk?

We probably all recognise some of...

Web filtering may prevent your school from hitting the news

Web filtering does not fill everyone with excitement and many schools still feel they do not need it...until they make headline news.

Buying new hardware or ordering a superfast networking infrastructure is so much more inspiring than a bit of software. Plus, your pupils will be so much...

Infographic: Beating communications complexity for the education sector

In today's education environment, efficient communication is crucial. Schools, colleges and universties are now adopting phone systems with unified communications (UC) to reap the technology benefits, including cost savings as well as increased student and staff productivity.  

The main...

Does your school telephone system let your reception staff down?

School telephone systems should help rather than hinder the work of receptionists. Yet, still some schools and colleges are holding on to antiquated telephone systems unaware of the advantages they could be gaining for their staff.

The stress of the early morning call rush is a well-known...

Infographic: Give your IT manager control of your school network

Our latest infographic illustrates just how easy it can be to manage and set parameters to control what your pupils and staff can view on the web while they are at school.

 

Infographic: Effective web filtering controls what your pupils and staff can see

Schools and colleges need to protect their networks from the downtime and disruption caused by web-borne threats. They also need to prevent pupils and staff from viewing inappropriate content and manage their use of social media, online games, instant messaging, etc, irrespective of whether...

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