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Why DNA’s ‘Report a concern’ tool is so important right now
08/01/2021
NetSupport DNA 

So here we are: a new year and a new lockdown. In the UK, schools are technically ‘closed’ (even though vulnerable and key workers’ children are still attending, of course) and remote learning has once again been invoked, as per the direction of the Government.

When they’re in school, students have the option of speaking to or messaging teachers about any problems or issues they may be having or if they are concerned about a friend, for example. However, during a lockdown, and with this....Read more

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Say hello to 2021 and wave goodbye to 2020
18/12/2020
NetSupport DNA 

It’s the end of 2020, the year that most of us will want to forget. And even though things won’t be anything approaching ‘normal’ for a good while yet, at least there’s a light at the end of the tunnel now, so hang on in there!

2020 remixes
Despite it being a strange old year, the NetSupport teams haven’t been sitting on their heels – quite the opposite! Early in the year, we did a shedload of product revamps to help ....Read more

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What was going back to school like?
11/12/2020
NetSupport DNA 

In November, the Children’s Commissioner, Ann Longfield, released a report exploring how children feel to be back at school after the first lockdown and the summer holidays. This was a unique time for students, with having received and completed work from their schools, but others not having as much support. The ‘Some sort of normal: what children want from schools now’ report looks into how students felt as they returned to school after months away…....Read more

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It’s good to be green
27/11/2020
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The pandemic has completely dominated 2020. People in every corner of the globe have experienced its effects and have been touched by issues such as bereavement, lack of human contact in lockdowns or mental health problems in the struggle to keep safe and minimise the spread of the virus to others.

But there’s another emergency still going on out there that it's been said that the pandemic is a symptom of, and that’s the climate crisis. For many, it may have lost its ....Read more

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The ‘Check it out!’ show is back!
20/11/2020
NetSupport DNA 

Well, it seems that everyone enjoyed the first ‘Check it out!’ show so much that they didn’t want it to end, so it’s back for a second broadcast on 24th November 2020 at 7pm!

Hosts Al Kingsley and Mark Anderson were delighted with how the first show went and said, “After receiving such amazing feedback from the 4,000 plus viewers and a huge number of guest entries, we thought it would be ....Read more

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Why we need kindness at work now more than ever
13/11/2020
NetSupport DNA 

Kindness is contagious and has a ripple effect, gradually extending goodwill and warmth across teams, social groups and communities. And that makes everyone feel better!

It’s actually National Kindness Day across the UK today. Originally launched as a worldwide event in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement, it has seen its popularity grow, with more and more individuals and organisations taking part. Each year, there are organised kindness activities to help people remember tag ....Read more

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EdTech Vision 2025 – report overview
06/11/2020
NetSupport DNA 

The EdTech Advisory Forum for England has released an interim report in response to a request from the Education Select Committee to provide an overview of the pandemic’s effect on education.

The “EdTech Vision 2025” report provides a summary of what is working well in edtech in schools within the current landscape and makes recommendations for ....Read more

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Online learning fatigue? Students, we hear you…
30/10/2020
NetSupport DNA 

So you’re having to learn online. No, it’s not the same as being in class and it’s often even harder to concentrate when you’re on your own at home. Plus, screen fatigue is a very real thing…

There are loads of comments from students on social media about how they feel when faced with online classes – we looked at some of them in this blog recently. But what can we do to help? It’s not easy. Everyone’s home circumstances are different; it’s definitely not ....Read more

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NetSupport Radio podcasts: perfect companions for dark evenings!
23/10/2020
NetSupport DNA 

So the nights are drawing in, the clocks are about to change, and that means a whole lot more indoor time. Sounds like a great chance to catch up on all the great podcasts on NetSupport Radio!

Looking over the list, it’s surprising just how many interviews we added in 2020, covering all kinds of topics.

Of course, there were lots at the start of the year around the Bett Show (how things have ....Read more

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It’s unprecedented!
16/10/2020
NetSupport DNA 

Who would have thought it? The pandemic has presented us with the ingredients for an English lesson...

Now that we’re seven months in, for many people, hearing over and over that we are “living in unprecedented times” makes them want to scream. We all know, it’s a shared experience across the world, it really doesn’t need hammering home again. (Incidentally, it’s not completely ‘unprecedented’; the world has ....Read more

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