In this digital-driven age, it has become integral to focus educational resources and policy towards protecting students/pupils while they are online at school. Across the world, different countries are putting guidelines in place to help protect children and keep them safe from exposure to harmful online content by monitoring internet usage to safeguard students in schools.
The easiest way for education providers to ensure their students are safe when using the school’s online resources is implementing monitoring and reporting tools that recognise at-risk behaviour and inappropriate content that is being accessed by individuals or groups of students.
Our Fastvue Reporter platform comes with a range of alerts to help schools detect students at risk of self-harm, extremism and radicalisation or just searching for undesirable content, such as X-rated websites.
Image: Fastvue Reporter's Real Time Alerts
The use of these tools can enable educators to identify ‘at risk’ students and proactively intervene.
For example, one of our Fastvue customers received an email alert (like the one shown below) after a school student searched for ‘easiest ways to kill myself’.
Image: Detecting students at risk of self-harm with Fastvue Reporter's email alerts
The school immediately took this child out of class, discovered he was at risk and got him the help that he needed.
Fastvue Reporter is incredibly simple to set up in three simple steps:
If you’re a School Teacher, Principal or School Chaplain, your school’s IT department can easily implement steps 2 and 3 for you.
[Forward To A Colleague](mailto:?subject=Detecting at-risk students with Fastvue&body=Hi,%0D%0A %0D%0A I came across Fastvue that helps detect students searching for self-harm, extremist and offensive content. It works with specific firewalls. Would this work in our environment? %0D%0A %0D%0A https://www.fastvue.co/safeguarding-students %0D%0A %0D%0A They have a free 30-day trial. I'd love to check it out if you can get it up and running! )
Once installed, whenever internet searches match one of the keywords in our predefined groups, alerts are triggered to notify the correct person. You can receive these alerts via email or via the Fastvue Reporter interface.
Image: Fastvue Reporter's Email Alerts for Safeguarding Students
You can also duplicate and segment the alerts by year group/cohort to ensure they are sent to the right person without overwhelming single individuals. For example, you may want all alerts related to the activity of Year 10 students emailed to the Year 10 Coordinator.
To see this in action watch the quick video below.
To get started, head to fastvue.co and download the free 30-day trial of the Fastvue Reporter product for your firewall. You'll be up and running in minutes.
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Monitoring Web Searches to Prevent Radicalisation and Extremism
Fastvue and Sophos Working Together To Keep Students Safe Online (Product Demo)