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The rise of digital self-harm
23/02/2018
NetSupport DNA 

Most of us are familiar with the term “self-harm” – but what about “digital self-harm”?

This relatively new phenomenon began to be discussed in around 2010 and is also known as self-trolling, self-harassing or cyber self-harm. What happens is that teenagers anonymously post mean comments about themselves online for everyone to see to make it appear that they are being cyberbullied and victimised, often concerning their appearance or personality.

Here in the UK, digital self-harm was ....Read more

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A five-star review for NetSupport DNA!
16/02/2018
NetSupport DNA 

It’s always fantastic to get feedback from our users about our products, whether it’s on the phone, in person, in an email conversation or at a show. And it’s no different with industry recognition, so we were more than delighted when PC Pro awarded NetSupport DNA five out of five stars in its most recent review! See what independent reviewer, Dave Mitchell, has to say about DNA’s IT asset management features…


“Keeping track of your assets can be a challenge, especially for smaller organisations whose IT functions may have ....Read more

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A new update for NetSupport School!
09/02/2018
NetSupport DNA 

Teachers all over the world love teaching with NetSupport School and, from the feedback we get from customers, it’s pretty clear that the vast majority are more than happy with its digital learning and assessment tools, plus its monitoring and management features.

However, it just got even better! Version 12.5 is here, bringing users a refreshed user interface, making it even easier to identify and navigate to the features they want to use. Another big plus to NetSupport School’s look and feel is that if offers the choice for teachers to switch between a basic and advanced task bar, which makes the solution so much more accessible for teachers who are new to using it.....Read more

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Preparing for GDPR – what can schools do?
02/02/2018
NetSupport DNA 

Recently, NetSupport’s MD, Al Kingsley has been talking about GDPR, what it means for schools and how they can best prepare themselves for the coming legislation. Read his article on the Innovate my School website and see how his advice can help you…

“GDPR is coming and schools need to be clear on what it means for them, as well as how to handle it ahead of when the regulations come into force on 25th May 2018. Currently, it seems that confusion reigns over what schools actually need to be doing to ensure they can comply with the new ....Read more

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All the elements needed … for a fab Bett 2018!
26/01/2018
NetSupport DNA 

The Bett exhibition hall has been absolutely packed with show-goers for the last three days – and we’ve been so busy that it feels as if we’ve welcomed each and every one to our stand! Our theme this year is “All the elements needed for successful school IT management”, and our superb custom-built stand (complete with light show!) shows off all the tools in the NetSupport range to great effect. We’ve had so many positive comments from visitors about the stand – so we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone at GH Displays for all their hard work in making the vision a reality.

We’ve been fortunate to welcome some very special ....Read more

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Using Technology to Combat Bullying in Schools: Exploring an Innovative Solution
19/01/2018
NetSupport DNA 

NetSupport has just published a whitepaper on how NetSupport DNA can help tackle bullying in schools via its eSafety and safeguarding features. Read the abridged version here:

Executive Summary
As we all know, bullying is a common problem in modern schools, both inside and outside of the school building. More than one out of every five (20.8%) students report being bullied each year, which makes bullying the most common form of violence ....Read more

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Is it possible to teach grit?
12/01/2018
NetSupport DNA 

Author: Natalie Nezhati, Educational content consultant

Paul and Clara are undergraduate students of chemical engineering. They’re a month into the course and marks are being returned for a paper on ‘Process Analysis’. Both Paul and Clara worked hard for this first assignment, but each receive an unexpectedly low mark.  Feeling demoralised, Paul puts his paper aside and tries his best to forget about it. But before long, he starts to question his abilities. Perhaps university isn’t the right place for him or perhaps ....Read more

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How does tech use affect our physical health?
05/01/2018
NetSupport DNA 

Given the time of year, it’s a fair bet that most people will have a whole stack of new tech gadgets in their homes right now – perfect for keeping us amused through the long, dark winter evenings until the clocks change in spring. 

But will our fascination stop then? Unlikely, according to research from IPA. With adults in the UK spending almost eight hours active on devices each day consuming media (a 9 per cent rise on 2016), our use of technology is being fuelled by it becoming increasingly used in schools and embedded in society – not to mention ....Read more

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As 2017 fades, 2018 looms large…
15/12/2017
NetSupport DNA 

We’ve been crazy busy this year bringing you product updates, networking with new partners, winning awards, hosting an edtech panel discussion – the list goes on!

NetSupport DNA continues to go from strength to strength and 2017 saw its value being recognised in both the education and corporate sectors with multiple nods from award providers: winning Best of Show at ISTE and of the Outstanding new Product award in the Global Business Excellence Awards – as well as achieving finalist status in the 2017 ERA Awards, Network Computing ....Read more

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Apprenticeships: key progress indicator reports released
07/12/2017
NetSupport DNA 

Last month, the Department for Education released two complementary reports into apprenticeships highlighting both the learners’ and employers’ roles.

Undertaken by IFF Research, this year’s Apprenticeship Evaluation Learner Survey 2017 is the fifth annual report since the series was launched in 2012.

The evaluation, which is the companion to the Apprenticeship Evaluation Employer Survey, surveyed the opinions of ....Read more

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