In the second part of our series on the new safeguarding features in the latest release of NetSupport DNA, we take a look at how schools can support students whose first language is not English.
With the number of bilingual and multi-lingual students in schools doubling between 1997 to 2013*, staff are also faced with the challenge of not just safeguarding students who speak only English, but also those whose mother tongue is different language. This makes it near impossible for staff to monitor and react to all students as part of their safeguarding and Prevent Duty obligations. [[READ_MORE]]
So we’ve launched multiple language packs for the safeguarding keyword and phrase database of NetSupport DNA. These new language packs feature in the product’s comprehensive keyword monitoring tool – and will be updated with new languages on a regular basis.
The tool itself uses advanced neurolinguistics technology to provide nominated school staff with an insight into what students have typed, the pages and content they have searched for and the text they have copied to the clipboard. It monitors both web and desktop applications, and gives schools the option to exclude certain applications from monitoring, if they wish. It draws on an extensive database of keywords and phrases covering the spectrum of safeguarding topics, to provide real value to your school.
Now your school’s teachers and safeguarding leads can to extend their safeguarding provision to a wider group of students, as the packs allow them to see and monitor phonetic representations of what students are typing in languages other than English – alerting them to activity by any student who is potentially open to physical or emotional harm.
We’ve made a video walk-through of these features for you, so you can actually see them in action. Click here to take a look and see how it can work for your school.