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30/01
2018
Use web filtering in schools to help tackle cyber bullying and trolling
Posted by Elaine Bellamy on 30/01 at 10:00 AM Education, Security, Web filtering,
school boy upset with cyber bullying

In 2017, ChildLine counselled 4,541 children about online bullying compared to 2,410 in 2011/12. This significant increase can be attributed to the number of internet-enabled devices available to children and teenagers offering them quick access to social media.  A voluntary code...

19/01
2018
Primary schools: Pay attention to your aging telephone system
Posted by Andrew Beswick on 19/01 at 10:00 AM Education, Telephone systems,
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Like many primary schools, the only time you might think about your telephone system is when it’s not working. The ‘if it ain’t broke why fix it’ mindset can cost you in more ways than one. This blog helps you evaluate the merits of your current telephone system versus a new...

16/01
2018
Supporting secondary schools and colleges to help balance the books
Posted by Joe Kavanagh on 16/01 at 10:00 AM Education, Internet connectivity, Telephone systems, Web filtering, Wi-Fi,
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We have worked with secondary schools, colleges and their business and IT managers for 35 years. I understand just how much the education landscape has changed and the financial challenges you face. Secondary schools and colleges are keen on the idea of digital transformation to...

05/01
2018
Communications technology for independent schools – why their needs differ
Posted by Simon Dunstan on 05/01 at 10:00 AM Education, Data networks, Internet connectivity, IT services, Telephone systems, Wi-Fi,
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We design and deploy plenty of communications solutions for schools but we find independent schools more challenging as their needs are more complicated. Like all educational establishments, independent schools are looking to digital transformation to try to find cost savings and...

13/06
2017
Microsoft OneNote: A hit with students and teachers
Posted by Ash Khagram on 13/06 at 10:00 AM Images and graphics, Education, Office 365,

The days of writing your notes on a pad at high speed to capture the relevant points of a lecture or information from a workshop is becoming a thing of the past. Today, modern lecture halls have a sea of students hiding behind laptops, tablets and other devices to take all their...

17/03
2017
Using artificial intelligence to keep our schoolchildren safe
Posted by Caroline Moore on 17/03 at 10:00 AM Education, Web filtering,
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With Facebook currently under fire after it failed to remove sexualised photographs of children from their site, keeping a check on what young people are viewing and posting online is firmly back in the news.And this was just a week after the social media giant announced they were...

28/02
2017
Schools and colleges: Give your IT manager control of your network
Posted by Caroline Moore on 28/02 at 02:38 PM Videos and webinars, Education, Web filtering, Education, Internet connectivity,

Web filtering is a real issue for schools and colleges to protect pupils and staff from viewing inappropriate content, to relieve pressure on bandwidth and to protect networks from malicious intrusions and, ultimately, downtime.Traditionally, not-for-profit organisations have...

10/02
2017
Broadcast messages to pupils with your school telephone system
Posted by Adam Williams on 10/02 at 09:55 AM Education, Telephone systems,
Image of children running at sports day

Repeating the same information over and over again is tedious at best but is time wasting at worst.This is a common occurrence for school reception staff, especially when an event is thrown into doubt.Using the age-old example of sports day, the weather in the UK can mean this...

16/01
2017
School web filtering – the old way vs the new way
Posted by Joe Kavanagh on 16/01 at 03:56 PM Images and graphics, Education, Web filtering,

Traditionally, not-for-profit organisations have supplied web filtering tools to the education sector at county council level.  However, these were not flexible enough to give IT and network managers the tools they wanted to manage their own access parameters. They certainly did not...

13/01
2017
Just how does new web filtering in schools work – an example
Posted by Caroline Moore on 13/01 at 03:17 PM Images and graphics, Education, Web filtering, Web filtering,

We give schools an example of how a modern web filtering solution can make their day-to-day internet access so much easier therefore making teachers’ jobs more satisfying while also enhancing pupils’ learning.Our short presentation above, which includes audio, reveals just how easy...

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