Safer Internet Day – Tuesday 7th February 2017
The approach of Safer Internet Day 2017 offers a timely opportunity for us to extol the virtues of WebScreenTM2.0, our flagship internet filtering service deployed in thousands of schools across the UK. WebScreenTM2.0 was designed, developed, created and thereafter supported here at Atomwide specifically to address and fulfil the internet filtering requirements of UK schools. A mandate it fulfils to this day.
Today, WebScreenTM2.0 helps ensure that a growing number of over 2 million pupils nationwide are able to use the internet safely and appropriately as part of their learning.
As you would expect, WebScreenTM2.0 fulfils the requirements of last year’s Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2016 revised statutory guidance, and the related UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC) guidance on the topics of filtering in schools.
You like us, have probably heard many people ‘quoting’ a requirement and saying what must be done, or that certain actions are now ‘mandatory’ when sometimes this is not the case. These views could politely be referred to as sales misinterpretation, but often can result in schools spending much-needed, scarce cash.
Currently, our recommendation to schools is to look at the UK Safer Internet Centre’s website, where there is guidance on Prevent, and on the latest update to Keeping Children Safe in Education, plus several helpful documents for schools to use to interpret the recent guidance, particularly around filtering and monitoring, and how to judge what is appropriate for their requirements.
For more information concerning WebScreenTM2.0 please get in touch using the contact details below or click here.
Wishing everyone a very happy Safer Internet Day next week.
The Team at Atomwide