As in many other parts of the world, cyberbullying is a growing problem in the United Arab Emirates. A recent study of 1,054 UAE students found that 40 per cent of them had been bullied in this way, reports the Khaleej Times. What’s more, approximately 60 per cent of the students were aware of someone who has experienced this unpleasant form of attack.

Just as technology plays its part in spreading such problems in schools, it also has a significant role to play in quashing them: ­by alerting staff to the terms students are searching for online or what they type or copy; offering students ways to reach out for help to trusted teachers; and allowing staff to keep a watchful eye over their most vulnerable pupils, and much more.

Our complete solution for schools, NetSupport DNA, is already being used in classrooms across the world. It provides IT asset management, classroom management and safeguarding tools specifically designed for the education sector. With its sophisticated keyword and phrase monitoring module, schools can gain an insight into what students are talking about, with alerts being triggered for any terms a school regards as being high severity – helping staff to take action quickly across a range of safeguarding issues, such as cyberbullying, eating disorders, mental health and so on.

The prime opportunity to see NetSupport DNA in action is at GESS 2017. Taking place between 14th and 16th March 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE, we will be providing demonstrations and answering all of your questions on stand X20. We look forward to seeing you there!

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