After a recent review of our online safeguarding systems, we have decided to purchase an additional advanced web content filtering system called Senso Cloud.
The system extends to all computers in school as well as students personal Chromebooks; this is to ensure that when students take devices away from school, all devices will continue to be protected by Senso Cloud Filter.
This system will continue to appropriately filter and block students from harmful or inappropriate content on the school network servers but in addition, it will do this on all external wifi e.g. when Chromebooks are being used at home connected to your home internet.
All Chromebooks are personal to each student so any ‘blocks’ will be reported immediately back to the system so students can be identified - this is to ensure that the ‘Acceptable User Agreement’ signed by all students and parents/carers is adhered to so we can continue to keep our students safe online. It is also pertinent to ask you to remind your child not to lend their device to anyone else as any inappropriate use will be logged under their username and subsequent action will be taken.
In order to carry out the task of installing this powerful new software, all student Chromebooks in Year 7 to 10 will be collected on Friday 18th February and returned on Monday 28th; Year 11 Chromebooks will be collected in the first week of the spring term to minimise disruption to the half-term holiday exam preparation.