Archive of: 2015

  • The Prevent Duty – Safeguarding the Digital Generation.

    Effective from the 1st July 2015, the UK Government recently passed new legislation, the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015. The legislation established a statutory duty of care, the Prevent duty, for all UK educational establishments to ensure that they are taking proactive steps to identify any students who may be at risk of being drawn into extremism or influenced by the processes of radicalisation. In addition, it aims to ensure that the necessary strategies are in place to provide early intervention.

    Protecting children and vulnerable young from the risk of radicalisation is now seen as part of a school’s wider safeguarding responsibility. In order to ensure that institutions are compliant with the Prevent duty, Ofsted’s new Common Inspection Framework places an increased emphasis on safeguarding. Schools will now be expected to demonstrate a culture of vigilance. Leaders will be tasked with overseeing the safe use of technology and expected to take immediate action if they are concerned about a child’s well-being…

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  • Cryptolocker Virus Prevention

    We have seen a recent rise in our customer schools mainly affecting staff laptops when used at home. It can then, once brought in to the school on an infected laptop, start encrypting network drives and even online cloud storage services like Google Drive. In most cases the only way to recover affected files apart from restoring from a backup if you have one is to actually pay the ransom for the decryption key…

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  • Free Cloud Learning Event

    Google Apps for Education has been revolutionising the way in which schools work and collaborate with 40’000’000 users worldwide. Offering a secure solution for Email, Calendars, Office Documents, Cloud Storage and more - never has it been easier to share, organise and breath life into ideas and information within the school environment.

    On the back of this, EasiPC are please to announce that we have teamed up with C-Learning and respected classroom facilitators to offer a free training seminar on…

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