Netsweeper, the web filtering platform of choice for schools, will launch this month a new tool to help schools identify at-risk students in real time, at Future of Education and Technology Conference (FETC) and the British Education Technology Tradeshow (BETT).
The new tool — nMonitor — sends real-time alerts when a student engages with content that signals early detection of suicide attempts, sexual grooming, self-harm, radicalisation and other potentially harmful online activity, helping schools be proactive about student safety online.
Netsweeper scans both online and offline content, such as chat messages, emails, and documents, content that was previously unavailable to schools for monitoring. nMonitor’s advanced categorisation and analysis engine also helps reduce the number of false positive alerts, minimising administration requirements.
“There’s a lot of challenges on the internet — social media, cyber bullying, extreme content and much more,” says Perry Roach, the CEO.
“This type of content is affecting the mental health of our children. Children are online asking about suicide and self-harm. Or they’re reaching out for help when they are being bullied or suffering from depression. The Netsweeper solution provides tools to alert school leaders about these actions and hopefully get help to these children before something serious happens.”