Tech Adoption & Internet Safety

As rapid technology adoption continues, so too does the pressure to secure and retain technology grant programs. In order to apply for and retain these increasingly competitive grants, schools are challenged to prove effective technology utilization, to measure learning outcomes, and to prove compliance around enforcing an effective Internet Safety Policy in accordance with Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requirements.

The Act requires that schools and libraries participating in the E-rate Program, — which provides discounts to help schools and libraries obtain affordable telecommunication services and access — certify that they have an Internet safety policy in place that’s supported by technology protection measures that block or filter harmful Internet content, and monitor online activities of minors.

Get Visibility, Prove Compliance

Proving effective compliance with CIPA requirements has always been a problem for school districts. It’s one thing to install software to filter web content or detect and respond to cyber threats, but it’s quite another to prove these programs remained installed and effective.

With Absolute’s unique solutions for education, K-12 school districts have the power of uncompromised visibility and remediation of any device — inside or outside the school network. Absolute gives districts true, layered visibility into data, devices, and applications — which can’t be removed or tampered with by overzealous students, or malicious attackers.

The self-healing capabilities of Persistence technology helps school districts ensure that critical security layers to filter web content or protect against cyber attacks remain in place, stay functional, and better prove CIPA compliance.

Student Technology Analytics, Better Insights

Absolute’s Student Technology Analytics also unlocks the door to a host of detailed information that can be applied to further contextualize device and end user activity when analyzing the impact and outcomes of school technology investments. This intelligence not only allows districts to see different aspects of how users interact with technology, but also provides insights into online behavior, including application use, websites visited, and device logins.

Absolute is empowering schools globally to deliver safe, secure, and more productive learning environments. In our whitepaper, 3 Ways Student Technology Analytics Validate Technology Analytics in Classrooms, we expand upon three important ways that integrating Student Technology Analytics into your technology plans can help schools.

Absolute at SXSWEdu, March 6-9

Absolute is excited to be at SXSWEdu this week! We’ll be talking about best practices for digital citizenship in K-12 school districts — including device safety and security, cyberbullying, and Internet crime; K-12 technology and learning impact; and how student data analytics can help boost learning outcomes and tech funding. Look for updates from SXSWEdu throughout the week, and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to join the conversation!