Ilkley-based Schools Broadband, one of the UK’s leading specialist schools internet service providers, has welcomed the announcement from the education secretary detailing the new reforms which call on schools to set filters and monitor pupils’ internet access, with a particular focus on preventing radicalisation.
The Department for Education (DfE) announced the reforms this morning and support web filtering packages such as Schools Broadband’s offering, which gives schools and institutions the opportunity to tackle existing network issues such as radicalisation, cyberbullying and pornography via web filtering, real-time visibility and teacher notifications.
David Tindall, managing director at Schools Broadband, said: “Security in our schools across networks is of the upmost importance and we welcome the reform details revealed this morning by the Education Secretary.
“We know that many schools already utilise this safeguarding service, via Schools Broadband, but as the DfE has revealed, there are still schools in the UK that in 2016 need to increase their online security measures.”
“As specialists in providing bespoke solutions for over 1,000 school’s telecoms and technology needs, we offer educational institutions across the UK with a number of bespoke packages to ensure they meet the standards required from this new reform.”