Craven Pupil Referral Service would like to inform you of the mechanisms that we have in place to facilitate the online
safety policy at our school and to ensure we meet the online safety requirements outlined in the Government’s Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance.
We have recently implemented a software product developed by education IT and e-safety specialists, Impero. The
software, called Impero Education Pro, monitors for key words, phrases, acronyms and abbreviations that may suggest cyberbullying, concerning behaviour or those at potential risk. It also
includes a dictionary of these terms so that staff at the school are aware of the meaning and thus understand the nature of a potential incident.
The software also enables the school to enforce Acceptable Usage Policies (AUPs) for technology use by both staff and
students within the school environment. The software affords the ability to apply restrictions to internet and application access, ensuring students only have visibility of the resources they
need to complete learning tasks, whilst helping to prevent exposure to inappropriate material, messages and content. The monitoring of on-screen activity during lessons and general computer
use, in real time, helps teachers to respond to misconduct or potential risk as and when it occurs.
If you have any questions about the school’s online safety policy, please contact our e-safety Co-ordinator.
For more information about Impero, visit their website www.imperosoftware.co.uk.