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Link2ICT are BETT Awards 2017 Finalists!

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With the ongoing success and impact of the Link2ICT Monitoring Service, we are proud to announce that the Link2ICT Digital Monitoring Service has been shortlisted as a finalist for the BETT 2017 Awards in the "ICT Leadership and Management solutions" category. The BETT Awards are highly regarded across the education sector and to be a finalist is a fabulous achievement.

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Link2ICT Monitoring Service Video

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The Link2ICT Digital Monitoring Service protects pupils by capturing, monitoring and alerting schools to potentially harmful content or behaviour. Our safeguarding team monitors all online activity on behalf of schools, saving valuable staff time and providing a thorough and proven process for online monitoring. Regular reports provide schools with a wealth of evidence for Ofsted and Governors. 

Take a look at our short video highlighting how the Link2ICT Monitoring Service works...

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Revised advice on sexting in schools and colleges

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The UKCCIS (UK Council for Child Internet Safety) Education Group has produced advice for schools and colleges on responding to incidents of ‘sexting.’ The advice aims to support them in tackling the range of issues which these incidents present including responding to disclosures, handling devices and imagery, risk assessing situations and involving other agencies. The advice also contains information about preventative education, working with parents and reporting imagery to providers.

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MyConcern - ISO accreditation

myconcernThe security of information held within MyConcern is of paramount importance. Needless to say, all of the systems, processes and behaviours are designed to achieve the best possible levels of information security.

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Keeping Children Safe in Education

esafety square 80Now more than ever, the internet will play a powerful role in teaching and learning, and while this can offer limitless advantages and benefits, it can also bring risks.

New DfE guidelines highlight the risks of cyber bullying, pornography and radicalisation, and the need for schools and colleges to have the appropriate measures in place to address the problem. Link2ICT can help to address specific guidelines that schools are legally advised to follow:

Keeping Children Safe in Education – 5 September 2016

Online Safety: As schools and colleges increasingly work online, it is essential that children are safeguarded from potentially harmful and inappropriate online material. As such governing bodies and proprietors should ensure appropriate filters and appropriate monitoring systems are in place.”

Opportunities to Teach Safeguarding: Governing bodies and proprietors should ensure children are taught about safeguarding, including online, through teaching and learning opportunities, as part of providing a broad and balanced curriculum. This may include covering relevant issues through personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), tutorials (in FE colleges) and/or – for maintained schools and colleges – through sex and relationship education (SRE).”

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MyConcern software update - new features

One Team Logic have now released a new software update for MyConcern - the simple to use, safe and secure software for recording and managing all safeguarding concerns in any educational setting.

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Parent Info - a new free service for schools

Parent Info is a new free service for schools.

Here you'll find a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line. Schools are welcome to subscribe to a feed for their own websites and use the content as they wish.

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Homophobic bullying in schools

What can we do to help prevent homophobic bullying in school?

How common is cyberbullying in the LGBT community?

A study was conducted by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in 2013, taking a look at the online activity of LGBT youth. It was found that they experienced much higher levels of bullying and harassment, compared to their non-LGBT peers. 

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How robust is your safeguarding strategy?

How robust is your school’s safeguarding strategy in relation to fulfilling your Prevent duty?

From 1st July 2015 new legislation places the onus on all schools across the United Kingdom to demonstrate how they are protecting their students from terrorist and extremist influences.

The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a responsibility on schools to promote British values by challenging extremist ideals and by practicing community cohesion. The Act also places a responsibility on schools to ensure that children and young people are protected from exposure to terrorist and extremist material when accessing the Internet and other digital resources using schools ICT resources.

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The Link2ICT Digital Monitoring Service

With the increasing demands to safeguard our children, Link2ICT is continuously developing its safeguarding portfolio to ensure schools have all the support they need to keep children safe.

We all have a legal duty to safeguard, and with the many concerns to be aware of and the many different avenues through which they can be obtained occurrences may often go unnoticed.

As well as the existing safeguarding solutions available to schools through Link2ICT (Antivirus, Encryption, Remote Backup and Content Monitoring Software) and following a very successful pilot, Link2ICT is now offering the Digital Monitoring Service to all schools.

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