An alarming number of primary school students are being targeted by online predators, forcing schools to introduce cyber safety education for both youths and their parents.
As well as introducing cyber safety programs, many schools have installed sophisticated software on school computers to track threats from predators, stamp out cyber bullying and block porn sites.
"Our CyberHound system protects students from accessing inappropriate information. It allows category-based web filtering and can be adapted for primary or secondary school usage," Colin Minke, Principal,
Immanuel Lutheran College.
For Suncoast Christian College, cyber safety has become a top priority since the college introduced its laptop program because the school felt a duty of care to students.
"CyberHound has a number of aspects to it that are very powerful. It is filtering at the gate between our school and the rest of the internet, but also it triggers alerts on a range of things that allow our pastoral care staff to act," Greg Mattiske, Principal, Suncoast Christian College.
Watch Sunshine Coast Daily's interview with Suncoast Christian College's Principal, Greg Mattiske, where he discusses the very powerful CyberHound cyber safety and behavioural analytics technology in use on and off campus.
CyberHound is a company I have worked with for many years and have confidence in their current solutions and ability to add value to schools in reducing risk and providing the ultimate level of online protection to our students.
~ Lynne Doneley, Executive officer, Associated Christian Schools
John Phelan, Communications Manager for Brisbane Catholic Education also weighs in on the subject stating that "one of the biggest problems we face in our schools today - in fact the biggest problem - is the inappropriate use of social media by kids."
If you want to know more about how Suncoast Christian College have implemented their CyberHound solution and what benefits they have experienced please take a look at their Case Study below -
Our unique Classroom Control feature gives teachers the ability to better manage internet access in their classrooms, giving them the control to block or allow videos and content. Find out more below -
CyberHound offers real-time categorisation and unrivalled coverage of 99.99% of the active web delivers the most granular and reliable controls for schools. Find out more below -
CyberHound is proud to be a recommended cyber safety and security provider to Associated Christian Schools. CyberHound commends Principals such as Greg Mattiske and Colin Minke on their strong student welfare stance.
For information and tips on keeping your kids safe on the internet at home, see our government Community Supporter at StaySmartOnline.
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