Maximum Security – Children can be suggestible and very vulnerable to grooming and abuse online, by paedophiles and abusers. They can also be easy targets for cyber bullies to torment with abusive messages and emails, which trigger distress that may potentially cause permanent psychological damage. This makes the first mandatory attribute for any meaningful ICT solution for use in any school environment to be ‘high security’. Security involves network access control and monitoring, and the filtering of websites and keywords used by users when communicating online and/or across the local area network (LAN).
As part of the ICT solution, we allow, through the ExpertEase eLearning suite; controlled, and restricted usage of USB media on school computers. No age-inappropriate content can ever be downloaded or viewed using computer hardware that is operated by ExpertEase Technologies. The authorisation for using USB media is granted on strict grounds, for example, to staff and technicians.
Our system allows teachers to view the screens of all students in real-time, and to take over the control of devices alongside the students, or to lock the student completely out of controlling their own computer. This avoids students engaging in disruptive behaviour whilst the teacher is delivering a lesson.