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Impero Confide: where students can anonymously report an e-safety concern they may have directly to the school.

Education Pro is Impero Software’s core product. This includes a new e-safety feature called ‘Confide’ which gives students a voice with which to report internet violations or bullying concerns. Whether those accusations involve themselves or other students, they can select the member of staff they want to submit their worries to.

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My Big Campus is a web-based social learning network developed for K-12 school districts. Designed with built-in safety features, the service provides a monitored and secure means of providing social media tools in classrooms. Students today thrive on collaboration, instant feedback, and anytime, anywhere access. This is how they learn. And this is how My Big Campus works. My Big Campus is the educational hub between devices and the web.

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Setting up the technology in your family home in a way that's appropriate for every member of the family can be anything but simple. Making sure that every device has the right settings for your children can feel like a time...

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The app that lets parents control their child’s phone: New software blocks texts, websites and internet access

For many parents, trying to drag their children’s attention away from their phone is a constant battle of wills.

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Children of today grow up surrounded by an online experience, both directly and indirectly. They use computers to do their homework, play games, communicate with friends and access the wealth of information on the web. It is prudent to say that computers give children access to many positive experiences.Nevertheless, parents must be vigilant when facing challenges in monitoring what their children see online, the people they meet, and the information they share.

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People who subscribe to BT broadband could be losing out on their bandwidth as well as leaving themselves open to a plethora of problems! On the 4th October 2007 BT announced a collaboration with Fon, a Spanish company which deals in dual access WiFi to help create a huge WiFi network accross the country utilising BT WiFi hubs as the broadcasting unit. The idea is that if you have a Fon enabled device then you are given a unique access credential meaning that you can use any other FON hotspot in the UK free of charge.

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On the 9th July, the FBI have estimated that over 350,000 people will loose internet connectivity due to the ‘DNS Changer’ virus which they have been dealing with. The actual virus was created by an Estonian crime group in 1997 but later disbanded sometime in November last year. At the peak of its activity, it is believed to have infected over half a million machines. The virus had a number of minor effects including generating fraudulent clicks on adverts and disabling antivirus software as well as redirecting computers to the fraudsters servers.

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Sophos are a software and hardware developer that specialise in security and encryption technologies who are trusted globally by business and home users alike. Now they are offering up a free virus removal tool which is available for anyone to download. This tool can handle the following;

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