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Staying one step ahead…
19/04/2017
NetSupport DNA 

Earlier this month, the Internet Watch Foundation released its annual report, giving us the facts and statistics about child sexual abuse imagery on the internet across the world.

The organisation does an amazing job. It’s not just a case of searching for and finding such abhorrent images, but its analysts need to be one step ahead of the people sharing and/or profiting from the images they upload. The internet is a vast, complex place and offenders are finding more complicated and cunning ways to hide their content from view – so the IWF analysts have a real task on their hands...
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Unlock the superhero powers in your school!
10/04/2017
NetSupport DNA 

Let us introduce ourselves. We are Super-Tech, Terrific Teacher and Safeguardian. And, together, we are… NetSupport DNA Superheroes!

Our mission is to harness the power of technology to save our schools money and time, PLUS advance digital education and learning outcomes, whilst safeguarding students.

The supervillains we’re trying to conquer take all sorts of forms: from faults on the network, the misuse of IT equipment and USB sticks, to unauthorised access to inappropriate websites, online games being played in class or dodgy searched-for content being viewed.....Read more

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Double awards shortlisting for NetSupport DNA!
31/03/2017
NetSupport DNA 

Hot on the heels of NetSupport DNA being awarded Tech & Learning's Best of Show at TCEA 2017, we were thrilled to find out that it has also been shortlisted in the National Technology Awards 2017 – not once, but TWICE!

In this, the inaugural year of the awards, NetSupport is delighted that not only has NetSupport DNA (Education Edition) been shortlisted ....Read more

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School IT technicians, this one’s for you…
24/03/2017
NetSupport DNA 

The NetSupport gurus have recently supplied some new additions to our knowledgebase of technical support documents that can help make your life easier with all sorts of aspects regarding the technical setup and configuration of any of your NetSupport education solutions.

There are now a couple of new technical documents available for NetSupport DNA and one for NetSupport School. Take a look and see if they can help you!


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Another great event for NetSupport at GESS 2017!
17/03/2017
NetSupport DNA 

The NetSupport team has had an extremely busy few days at GESS 2017. Our legs are weary and our shoe soles are somewhat thinner than when we arrived, but we’ve enjoyed every second in the wonderful city of Dubai! This 10th edition of GESS (the largest education conference and exhibition in the Middle East) saw us exhibiting alongside 549 other global companies to bring the very latest in market-leading, innovative technology for the education sector to the region.

Education in the Middle East is booming right now as schools become more creative and advanced – and the use of technology plays a key part in that. ....Read more

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Greater clarity needed for young people’s online rights - now and in the future
10/03/2017
NetSupport DNA 

You wouldn’t leave your 10-year-old alone in a night club and hope that they’d manage to avoid being “charmed” by any undesirable members of the clientele, not drink any appealing bright-coloured alcoholic drinks they were given or accept any “sweets” from the popular, cool dancer character centre stage on the dance floor… So why let them roam about freely on the internet without real-time guidance, rights or protection, just hoping for the best?

Way back in around 1990 when the world-wide web was created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist at CERN (the European Organisation for Nuclear Research), ....Read more

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Young people’s online usage activity in Peterborough revealed
03/03/2017
NetSupport DNA 


Recently, Peterborough Safeguarding Children Board (in NetSupport’s local area) decided to investigate children’s device and internet usage habits further in order to determine whether messages about staying safe and the awareness of online dangers that are taught in schools were getting through to students.

For its Online Safety Survey 2016, the Board formulated a set of survey questions which were answe....Read more

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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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