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Why You Need a Student Safety Web Filter in 2021

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There are so many different pieces of technology and software out there that benefit the educational experience. However, keeping students safe in the digital environment is a top priority for many educators and administrators when looking at potential purchases. A student safety web filter is a must if you are wanting to keep your students safe on their school-provided devices. Let’s take a look at exactly why you need a student safety web filter in 2021.

What Exactly is a Student Safety Web Filter?

A student safety web filter is a tool that allows schools and districts to keep their students safe. Web filters are content filtering tools that allow educators to decide what students can view online and what they can’t. They help keep harmful and inappropriate content off of student computers.

So Why Do Schools Need One?

They Help You Keep Students Safe

As an educator or school administrator, one part of your job is to keep your students safe. That includes both physical safety and digital safety. Web filters help make the digital safety part easier. As a school or district, you can choose what content you don’t want your students to have access to.

They Help with CIPA

Student safety web filters help schools comply with CIPA. What is CIPA? It is the Children’s Internet Protection Act. CIPA requires schools to have protection measures that block students’ access to harmful content.

They Make Teachers' Lives Easier

There is a lot of harmful content out there on the internet. Teachers don’t want to have to use their time worrying about what their students are doing on their computers. Student safety web filters block the content before students are even able to open the page. 

As an added bonus, student safety web filters can make student presentations run more smoothly. Everyone has had a student who likes to create ruckus by showing inappropriate information while sharing their screen. Student safety web filters help stop this.

They Allow Everyone to Breathe a Little Easier

Teachers, administrators, and parents all worry about what students might be accessing on the internet. When you install a student safety web filter onto your students’ devices, it helps everyone be more confident in the fact that students are not viewing harmful content while in school. That makes the adult figures in the students’ lives breathe a little easier.

Vision Student Safety

Vision Student Safety is Netop’s student safety web filter. It makes keeping your students safe on their school-provided Chromebooks easy. Vision Student Safety:

  • Is CIPA Compliant – Providing worry-free protection against offensive online content.
  • Provides Remote Protection – Your distance or remote learning programs are safe and secure.
  • Is Simple to Set Up – Any admin on your google account can set up Vision student safety in minutes.
  • Is Cloud-Based – There are no up-front costs for hardware. It proves more flexibility and scalability.
  • Provides Browsing Activity (Available Fall 2020) – See websites students visited during class sessions.
  • Provides Contextual Analysis (Available Early 2021) – This is AI-powered, with real-time protection.

Want more information on how to keep your students safe? Check out How to Keep Your Students Safe During Remote Learning. 

 

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