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eSafety as a priority

Safeguarding Digital Activity for Education

Chris Smith

Way back in 1977 Chris Smith finished Loughborough College with a BEd. However, he had also started teaching part time in 1976 with Leicestershire County Council. In 1977 Chris got his first real teaching job at New Parks Boys School. Through several name changes (New Parks Community College and New College) and several roles including Acting Head Teacher and Vice Principal Chris finished his Teaching Career in 2003. He then moved to Leicester City Council as an ICT Adviser in 2003. The ICT Curriculum Team changed to the eLearning Team as a fully Traded Service and along with two other colleagues became eLearning Advisers providing services to schools mainly focused on Schools Broadband Services and e-safety monitoring. The eLearning Teams closure would have left some schools looking for services that we had provided and so he set up ITS4all to provide a continued service at a similar pricing structure to the previous eLearning Team charges. The services offered to schools were designed by Chris Smith to provide professional, reliable e-safety solutions to schools at an affordable price. Chris has worked for many years building up relationships with companies such as Future Digital and Capital Bytes. These services are now offered not just to Leicester City Schools but across the East Midlands and throughout the UK. Chris is a CEOP Ambassador, Designated safeguarding Lead trained and has enhanced DBS clearance.

John Bailey

In 1973 John joined the Police Force, where he spent 22 very happy years in an operational capacity at various divisions around Leicestershire, leaving the force with the rank of Sergeant in 1995. At that point he sort of fell into the Education sector working as IT support in the curriculum in a large inner city secondary school. He found the experience of working with and supporting the kids really rewarding. In 1999 he moved on to New College Leicester as an IT Technician where he first met Chris who was to be his boss and prove very influential on his career. For the next 5 years and with Chris’s guidance John rose to be the Network Manager of the largest school network in the county at that time. 2004 and it was time for a fresh challenge, John was appointed head of a large team of technical engineers at Leicester City Council charged with supporting and advising all schools within the authority on all things IT including eSafety. He was also responsible for Computer Forensic Examinations acquiring a CHFI qualification. In 2009 John wanted to continue to support schools but without the confinements of the councils remit. So he left and formed his own successful IT support company, supporting a large number of schools, colleges and business’s throughout the country. A new challenge awaited and in 2015 after a call from Chris, joined him in his new venture becoming a partner at ITS4all providing professional and reliable eSafety solutions to schools. John has enhanced DBS clearance and is Designated safeguarding lead trained.

Digital Monitoring

Total safeguarding for Education using Active Monitoring We can provide your school with the most comprehensive e-safety solution for keeping users safe whilst allowing them to access all the benefits of the online world…

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So what is Active Monitoring

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Web Filtering

The best educational appropriate web filter. Our web filtering service has the advantage of shared policies which can be amended and applied across all schools quickly and efficiently

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Mr. Mathew Alcock - Headteacher - Caldecote Community Primary School
My feedback is simple –the service saves me potentially hours of additional work, is very cost effective, I am very happy with the service and do not have anything that I think should be changed or improved!!
In a nutshell – perfect.
Darren John - IT Network Manager – Keyham Lodge & Millgate Schools
It saves a huge amount of time. We would have to train up to understand and pick up on the screenshots, or appoint a specific MoS. By using ITS4all, the process becomes ‘automatic’.
To do this job effectively in-house, we would need a percentage of a Technician set a-side. We don’t have enough as it is, so you are well worth the money!
Very happy with the service. I like the fact that lines of communication are always open, and always honest.
I cannot think of anything that could improve the service at the moment.
Mr Paul Walton - Director of Inclusion & DSL - The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School (Ealing)
Securus Assisted Monitoring has without doubt made our job far easier than it was previously and more importantly has enabled us to identify more concerns than we ever had before. Gone are the days where one of our IT technicians had to troll through dozens of false positive captures in order to identify genuine risky behaviour by our students online. Having Securus in operation 24 hours a day every day gives peace of mind to the designated safeguarding team, which is particularly important at a time when we have loaned out over 300 laptops to students and another one hundred to staff during this second period of remote learning. I would recommend this service to any school without hesitation.
Karen Duggan - Assistant Head Foundation Stage - Safeguarding Lead - Braunstone Frith Primary School
Does it save you time? Yes
Is it cost effective not having someone in school do the monitoring? Yes
Are you happy with the service? Yes, very
Is there anything ITS4all could do better? on the report get rid of the false positives as it looked like we had a lot of self-harm searches but after speaking with you, Chris, we actually didn't due to false positives. Or alternatively, run a report solely on student devices
Many thanks for all your help and advice for me this is an invaluable service
Bernie Ranzetta (Assistant Head - Inclusion) – Spinney Hill Primary School
AMS definitely saves you time, I can remember spending a fair bit of time on a Saturday deciding on false positives etc when we were monitoring in-school.
It Is very cost effective, allowing senior leaders to focus on other matters but also to deal with screen captures quickly and objectively as they come about.
We are really happy with the service; it has really helped with our safeguarding of pupils and also helps to pinpoint places in the school where the e-safety message is not as well delivered as it could be.
Is there anything ITS4all could do better? – obviously the screen captures take a snapshot but sometimes a bit more information would be useful to give a context e.g. seeing a conversation or activity that led up to or followed on from the capture or to see what else pupils were doing before they enter a swear word. Not sure if this is possible though.
Keep up the good work!