Impero Software Brings New Tool to Support Student Safety to U.S. Schools
Austin, TX, Jan. 8, 2019 – Impero Software, a specialist provider of remote monitoring and management software for education, introduces Impero EdAware, a new next-generation digital safeguarding system to provide schools with a holistic view of students’ wellbeing and potential safety concerns.
Schools use Impero EdAware to record, analyze and store multiple types of student safety information, from depressive episodes to risky online behavior, to help identify potential safety risks and enable informed counseling sessions, behavior management conversations and safeguarding interventions. Impero EdAware integrates with the provider’s Impero EdProtect module (also available as part of the Impero Education Pro suite), making it a comprehensive safeguarding solution for both online and offline safety concerns.
“More and more schools are adding student mental health as a key component of the services they offer and the first step in offering these services is to understand when a student is having issues. By adding Impero EdAware to our product portfolio, we are now able to provide schools with a multifaceted view of each student’s wellbeing,” said Richard Fuller, CEO of Impero Software. “By seeing what is happening in a student’s life both online and off line, Impero EdAware helps schools minimize risk and enhance student safety.”
Impero EdProtect alerts teachers or administrators if students type or search for key words and phrases while on the school network that may indicate concerns around bullying, self-harm, suicide, mental health and more. The software also provides classroom management features that allow teachers to monitor students’ screens, share content with students, and control or lock student devices to keep students focused.
Schools using Impero EdAware create a profile for each student to record multiple types of data relating to students’ health, wellness and safety. For example, schools can add health and nutrition records, or notes on any wellbeing concerns such as if a student has a history of panic attacks. Impero EdAware integrates with Impero EdProtect to provide a holistic approach to managing student safety incidents and risk indicators – whether they occur in the physical world, the digital world, or both. The software can push keyword alerts from Impero EdProtect into Impero EdAware, for example, a history of internet searches that could indicate possible suicidal ideation.
Impero EdAware provides schools with resources and guidance around school safety legislation and student privacy regulations. Impero EdAware integrates with a school’s student information system and provides granular reporting making it a rich and easy-to-use tool to support student safety.
Impero EdAware arose out of Impero Software’s recent acquisition of Safeguarding Monitor, a developer of applications to help schools and colleges meet their safeguarding responsibilities. The types of student information tracked within EdAware include:
- Online alerts from Impero Education Pro
- Student medical data and family information
- Documents and memos on school policies and government legislation surrounding school safety and student privacy
- Records of interventions, actions and resolutions
- Alerts that have been sent to the student body
“Impero EdAware is a comprehensive tool that helps to inform school counseling sessions and identify potential concerns early so that schools can ensure students are getting the support they need,” said Fuller.
For more information or to see a demo of Impero EdAware, visit https://www.imperosoftware.com/us/impero-edaware-for-student-safety-and-wellbeing/
About Impero Software
Impero Software offers a range of student safety and remote monitoring and management software, relied upon by education establishments around the world. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5 million devices in over 90 countries. Impero is used by over 1,400 UK high schools and in over 600 U.S. districts.
Impero’s cutting edge EdTech software consolidates a range of powerful classroom, network and device management features enabling schools and colleges to reduce costs and improve both staff and student productivity. Impero’s sophisticated online safety functionality uses keyword detection technology to help schools safeguard students online. For more information visit: www.imperosoftware.com.