Safeguarding / Online safety
In addition to providing technicians with IT Asset Management features (to effectively monitor and manage technology across a school’s sites) and giving teachers optional classroom management tools (to leverage the value of technology-enhanced learning), NetSupport DNA also features a built-in safeguarding/online safety toolkit to help maintain a safe learning environment and meet the latest requirements.
Spot online safety trends
Identify at-risk students
Protect from harmful content
Support digital citizenship
Boost student wellbeing
Meet latest requirements
It’s an essential requirement for schools (and trusts/districts) to have the tools to keep their students safe and secure as they access online resources for learning. Yet the digital environment is constantly shifting, meaning that shielding students from inappropriate content while allowing them the freedom to learn within safe parameters is a constant balancing act.
Teachers, school staff and online safety/safeguarding leads will of course have an idea of which pupils may be more vulnerable – however, the fluid nature of online environments makes it even harder to spot some of the risks.
NetSupport DNA offers an extra pair of eyes and ears, helping to monitor, track and report how potentially at risk students are in their online activity.
Working together with schools, safeguarding leads/school counselors, staff, students and charities such as the Internet Watch Foundation, NetSupport has created a range of proactive and reactive tools that are relevant, effective and, most importantly, up to date.
And best of all, they can be operated independently of the IT team!
iOS and Android support
Adding to the breadth of platforms supported, the Android Browser app within NetSupport DNA (v4.5 and above) allows schools to monitor and manage Android device activity, including real-time monitoring via thumbnails view, as well as including Report a concern, Phrase Monitoring, Safeguarding Resources, Chat and Message features.
Meanwhile, the iOS Browser app (for iOS 9.3 and above) brings together the functionality previously available separately in the NetSupport DNA Browser and NetSupport School Student apps to make app use simpler and more streamlined for those using NetSupport DNA or NetSupport School – or both!
It means that any student using iOS devices can now access Safeguarding Resources and the ‘Report a concern’ tool, while the safeguarding lead can monitor keywords and phrases triggered from the device. If the school also uses NetSupport School, they can set Internet Metering and restrictions on the students’ iOS devices.