Over the last decade, technology has drastically changed how our schools operate and with an increase in the adoption of new technologies having a variety of positive impacts on productivity, efficiency, teaching and student engagement, schools now recognise the importance of utilising technology to develop both academic and interpersonal skills.
Supporting compliant digital learning environments
The onboarding of these technical advances can, however, present its challenges, with schools facing a variety of legal, educational, technical and philosophical objections. Changes to government legislation such as Keeping Children Safe in Education outlines the importance of safeguarding, and the duty of care educational organisations have to ensure they protect their students and staff from any online threats and harmful content.
With younger learners in particular, it’s vital that age-appropriate internet access is in place to protect against harmful and inappropriate content at all times, whilst still providing the flexibility to create and tailor rulesets.
Leading developers of real-time content aware web filtering in the UK
From our effective Safeguarding Suite designed to facilitate the effective provisioning of safeguarding in education environments, to our advanced monitoring solution Visigo, and range of BYOD and mobile options, Smoothwall have the cost-effective and flexible tools you need to ensure you meet and exceed requirements set out by the Prevent Duty and Department for Education.
Smoothwall has recognised that the requirements from Primary schools are unique to other UK Education sectors, therefore have created a tailored offering to suit your needs. Our primary school package combines market-leading internet filtering and safeguarding tools on a desktop appliance; providing a solution that is simple and fit-for-purpose, meeting the standards outlined by the DfE, and all at an affordable price. Our appliances come with a pre-built policy set up specifically designed to meet the safeguarding needs of primary schools in line with the new DfE guidance.
"Smoothwall’s granularity was just what we were looking for and then we found we could reduce our costs, it was quite clear it was a good choice."
Network Manager, Rye St Antony