Safer Internet Day 2014

Tue, 11/02/2014 - 00:00
Cloud Services

Today, February 11th, is celebrated worldwide as ‘Safer Internet Day’ to encourage users of digital technologies and the Internet to do so safely. Many apps today are created for users as young as 3 years old, so it has never been more vital to educate children on the importance of practising safe online behaviour. Yet, how do you attempt to inform a child on issues such as password protection and cyber bullying?

Not a simple task; a delicate balance is required between encouraging children to embrace the opportunities offered by the Internet and wider technologies whilst simultaneously educating them on how to deal with the potential negative consequences. Filtering and blocking web access is not enough. Whilst these services do protect children, it does not inform them on how to act if and when they are faced with a potentially dangerous or upsetting situation.

In contrast, with Redstor Safeguarding, children are free to make mistakes, though still under a watchful eye, thus facilitating lasting improvements in their online behaviour and ability to deal with situations. Redstor Safeguarding, in partnership with Securus Software, is a powerful service and is the only one of its kind to be developed and overseen by child protection professionals. School staff can rely upon the technical confidence offered by computer monitoring as well as benefiting from the best safeguarding training and advice available. When a school signs up to Redstor Safeguarding, it is entitled to an introductory Beat Bullying webinar; child protection advice by phone and email; a comprehensive Securus e-safeguarding handbook; online demos and training; regular safeguarding bulletins and software updates.

For under £500 per primary school, Redstor Safeguarding encourages children to stay safe online, it meets Ofsted recommendations by allowing pupils to use the latest technologies and ensuring any safeguarding issues are captured, as well as supporting a school’s legal duty of care. Please visit our safeguarding for schools  webpage, alternatively email [email protected] to find out more.

Redstor is a market leader in providing security, storage and disaster recovery services to the public and private sector. Our range of secure and encrypted cloud services are already protecting the data of over 10,000 organisations across the UK. Redstor’s secure backup for schools service ensures data is safely backed up offsite in an encrypted format. Our file sync and share service, Centrastor, enables organisations to store and share files securely online from any device with an Internet connection and our CentraStage service enables support providers to guarantee that devices they support are regularly audited, patched and safely up-to-date for effective unified endpoint management. Our Disaster Recovery service guarantees to have your systems up and running within minutes following a disaster. To find out more about our services and how we can help you comply with data protection laws and prevent data leakage, please contact us either by giving us a ring on 01189 515 200 or emailing [email protected].

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