online filtering and monitoring for schools

A web filtering solution that allows for school-specific filters to be set up, to safeguard against unwanted or harmful content.

On 1st September 2023, the Department for Education (DfE) 2023 statutory safeguarding and child protection guidance for schools in England, Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE), came into force, replacing KCSIE 2022.

This includes new standards for ‘filtering and monitoring’, defining the systems and processes your school or college should have in place, on filtering and monitoring technology on school devices and networks.

Protection for schools against malicious websites

Your 4 Step Checklist to Effective Filtering and Monitoring

Your board should discuss with your IT staff and service provider what needs to be done to support your school in meeting the standards. Specifically, you need to:

  • Identify and assign roles and responsibilities to manage your filtering and monitoring systems.
  • Review your filtering and monitoring provision at least annually.
  • Your filtering system should block harmful and inappropriate content without unreasonably impacting teaching and learning.
  • Have effective monitoring strategies that meet the safeguarding needs of your school or college.

emPSN offers a wide range of options for cloud-based Web Filtering services from several suppliers  to suit your school needs.  Our suppliers specialise in the customisation of NetSweeper powered products which have been built to serve the differing needs of schools. 

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emPSN meet the DfE and UK Safer Internet Standards and Guidelines. More information about how we have self-certified our systems can be found here.


A world leading filtering engine

emPSN partner with Netsweeper who are a worldwide, leading provider of filtering solutions, serving over a billion users worldwide. They have specialised in schools specific filtering for over 20 years. 

The Netsweeper nFilter™ keeps students safe by providing real-time analysis of online content that is often missed by other filtering and security products.


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How can we help?

emPSN is one of the original and most experienced managed service providers, connecting schools, MATs, further education and local organisations to a safe, secure and reliable internet network. 

Get in touch to find out how we can support you in providing a safe learning environment.

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