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Updated statutory definition of child sexual exploitation released
24/02/2017
NetSupport DNA 

A new statutory definition of child sexual exploitation has recently been released by the Government to help to define the issue in clear terms for practitioners working to protect children at risk.

After a consultation period that took place between February and March 2016, the new definition replaces the previous one that had been in use since 2009.

The updated version is as follows:....Read more

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A new update for NetSupport School’s Windows 10 Tutor app
16/02/2017
NetSupport DNA 

For those of you who already use classroom management solution NetSupport School, here’s a little bit of update news for you. And for those of you who don’t yet, maybe this will tempt you!

The mobile companion to NetSupport School’s desktop Tutor application for Windows is the native Windows 10 Tutor App. It’s designed to be installed on Windows tablets and touch-enabled devices, and it’s already ....Read more

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NetSupport DNA needs YOU!
08/02/2017
NetSupport DNA 

What a great start to the year to rid those pesky winter blues (unless you’re reading this from somewhere hot and sunny)…

Not content with going down a storm at Bett, NetSupport DNA has only gone and got nominated as a finalist in two categories in the Network Computing Awards 2017!

So we’re calling on you to help us maintain our proud record of recent wins – and give NetSupport DNA an extra boost – ....Read more

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Find out about the new features in DNA v4.40!
02/02/2017
NetSupport DNA 

So, our development and testing teams have been spending night and day slaving over hot keyboards in their relentless quest for perfection and, as a result, it’s not so much “time to change”, but “time to change it up” for NetSupport DNA as we release version 4.40!

Yes, indeed – we’ve now packed even more features into what is already a solution that’s practically bursting at the seams with tools for schools to maintain and track their IT assets while looking after students’ wellbeing as they use school technology. We’ve listened to your feedback ....Read more

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It’s been worth the wait… Bett 2017 is in full swing!
27/01/2017
NetSupport DNA 

The first three days of Bett 2017 have been fantastic! There’s a real buzz in the exhibition hall and the members of the NetSupport team have been rushed off their feet on our bright and colourful stand meeting hundreds of visitors, demo-ing our complete solution and welcoming interviewees as they come to talk to NetSupport Radio!

It seems that safeguarding students is a hot topic at the show this year and our complete solution fits into that perfectly. We’ve talked to lots of people from different schools, many of whom are interested in using NetSupport DNA for its ITAM and safeguarding features. We’ve also been fortunate to talk to many people who are using NetSupport DNA ....Read more

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Five days until Bett 2017 blasts off!
20/01/2017
NetSupport DNA 

The countdown is well under way and the excitement is ramping up – there are just five days until Bett 2017 begins!

Preparations and planning for the event have been going on for some time at NetSupport and we’ve really pushed the boat out this year to make this our best Bett yet. It’s an event that’s full of inspiring ideas and inspirational people, and our “time to change” theme is a great way to kick off the New Year and get people thinking about how our solutions can benefit their schools…
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Looking further into online risks for young people: content, contact and conduct
12/01/2017
NetSupport DNA 

Author: Alan Mackenzie, e-safety adviser

Given that online safety is predominantly a safeguarding matter, we tend to concentrate a lot of effort on risks such as child sexual exploitation and abuse, bullying, sexualisation of children and young people, and radicalisation.

It’s quite right we do this, and we should continue to tackle these areas where harm can be significant. But we also know there are far more risks than those four important ones; the sheer number of risks is huge. If you think about risks in the real world, ....Read more

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Looking ahead to 2017…
22/12/2016
NetSupport DNA 

Looking ahead to 2017… It’s been a whirlwind of a first year for NetSupport DNA! Since its release in December 2015, we’ve seen a rapid growth in its numbers of customers and fans, not to mention the fact that it has won some pretty prestigious awards: Best New Product in Tech & Learning magazine’s 2016 Awards of Excellence – and Best of Show at ISTE. It has also achieved finalist status in awards such as the UK IT Industry Awards 2016 and the Network Computing Awards 2016. In a review from Teach Secondary Magazine, NetSupport DNA was called “One of the best IT asset management solutions on the market with natural abilities verging on the divine” whilst in IT Pro it achieved 4 out of a 5 star rating and described as “An affordable, powerful asset-management suite with print-monitoring capabilities as a bonus”. ....Read more

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Catching up with IT maintenance jobs during the winter break
16/12/2016
NetSupport DNA 

It’s nearly here! It’s always great to have break from work or school but, at this time of year, when there are so many things to think about, it’s sometimes easy to forget to do something before you leave…

Just to give you a helping hand, we thought that it would be a good time to remind you that you can set NetSupport DNA to exclude holiday periods from your normal power on schedule. It’s a great way to save you from coming back to work and getting that sinking feeling when you realise that loads of PCs have been powered on and racking up the bills.....Read more

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Report it, don’t share it, says new safeguarding campaign
08/12/2016
NetSupport DNA 

In today’s social media climate of share, share, share, it’s important to reinforce the message to students to just take a step back, think about the potential impact sharing a particular thing can have – and then decide whether to share it or not.

Let’s look at it this way:

1. A video of kittens sitting in cardboard boxes? Yes, that’s pretty harmless and ok to share. #cutenessalert 

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