Safety and security

Protecting your school from ransomware attacks by Lisa Snuggs

“Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents you from accessing your systems or the data held on them. Typically, the data is encrypted, but it may also be deleted or ... Read More

Safeguarding and security in a hybrid learning environment by Melanie Thomson

School communities are used to safeguarding in the physical world. They know who their ... Read More

Six ways parents can work together with their children for a safer internet by Charlotte Aynsley, Digital Safeguarding Consultant, Charlotte Aynsley Consultants – Rethinking Safeguarding

We are spending far longer online than ever before and parents and carers are having to ... Read More

The evolving role of schools in keeping children safe online by Melanie Thomson

As many schools closed their gates for all but a few pupils, offices shut down, and huge ... Read More

Safer Internet Day – what we learned by Karen Wilson

On the 11th of February we celebrated Safer Internet Day alongside the Safer Internet Centre, NSPCC and many more education technology companies and schools. ... Read More

RM SafetyNet takes DoH changes in its stride by Steve Forbes

You may recently have read about changes being made to how internet browsers work – the headline is that depending on how you manage your school web traffic and ... Read More

For Office 365 Success, Don’t Forget Additional Security by Martin Vlok

The education sector is increasingly looking to cloud platforms like Office 365 to improve staff productivity and teaching outcomes and reduce IT costs. But they should be ... Read More

Password Best Practice by Simon Pennifer

The most significant weakness in any security system is often one of the most basic elements of security - user passwords. In the longer term, passwords will eventually ... Read More

The good, the bad and the confusing state of data protection in education by Steve Forbes

Schools are a hotbed of personal information. From teachers to board members to governors, administrative and grounds staff – not to mention the students themselves – ... Read More

A whole-school approach: safeguarding and online safety in education by Kat Howard

Schools have a duty of care to protect their students from harm. How they accomplish this is through a safeguarding provision that includes many aspects of protection and ... Read More

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