Protecting Against VPNs for Schools2019-08-22T10:49:12+01:00

Webinar: Protecting Against VPNs for Schools

As much as you try to lock down your internet connection, children will always look for ways to bypass the filtering and protection that you have in place. A child that bypasses your school’s filters can view the internet in its entirety with no restrictions, including viewing pornographic and harmful content, accessing unsuitable games, and engaging in unsupervised online chats.

Any child that bypasses protection not only risks themselves but can also expose other children to unsuitable content. As part of your school’s right to safeguard pupils, this webinar will explain how children attempt to bypass web filters and the steps that staff can take to prevent this.

We’ll look at how security can be bypassed not just on school computers but also on a child’s own devices if they’re allowed to bring and use their own smartphones, tablets and laptops on school premises.

This webinar will focus on the VPN technology that children typically use to get around filtering controls. We’ll explain how VPNs tunnel through your protection and the practical steps that you can take to detect and block usage. We’ll also look into the less common methods for bypassing school protection, from the use of proxy websites to remote accessing a home computer. Again, we’ll explain how all staff can detect and block such access.
This webinar will also look beyond the harmful content that VPNs give access to and look at the wider security risks, including the potential for hackers to take control of a computer or use your school’s internet connection for malicious purposes.

In this webinar, we will cover:

  • Harmful content: From pornographic material and playing unsuitable games to unsupervised online chat, we explain how bypassing filters also inhibits your ability to safeguard pupils.
  • How VPNs work: An overview of the technology and how VPNs allow web filters to be bypassed. Plus, we explain how to detect and block VPN usage.
  • Other techniques: How proxy servers and remote control software can also be used to bypass web filtering, and how you can spot and block these threats.
  • Beyond content: We look at how using some VPN software also opens your school network up to hackers engaged in illegal activity.
  • BYOD: We look at the growing threat of children using their own devices on school premises and how you can use your legal right to safeguard pupils to control how smartphones, tablets and laptops can be used while at school.

Webinar: Protecting Against VPNs for Schools

£50
  • Excluding VAT
ON DEMAND – Book Now
  • Watch the training session at the date and time stated or view the recording afterwards on-demand at your convenience

  • The session lasts approx. 1 hour webinar and is delivered by our Online Safety expert

Pay via Card or Invoice
David-Ludlow

Webinar Host

David Ludlow has been a technology journalist for more than 20 years, covering everything from internet security to the latest computing trends and the smart home. A father of two (a nine-year-old and a six-year-old), he’s had to control and manage how his children access online services and use apps.

Webinar: Protecting Against VPNs for Schools

£50
  • Excluding VAT
ON DEMAND – Book Now
  • Watch the training session at the date and time stated or view the recording afterwards on-demand at your convenience

  • The session lasts approx. 1 hour webinar and is delivered by our Online Safety expert

Pay via Card or Invoice
David-Ludlow

Webinar Host

David Ludlow has been a technology journalist for more than 20 years, covering everything from internet security to the latest computing trends and the smart home. A father of two (a nine-year-old and a six-year-old), he’s had to control and manage how his children access online services and use apps.

As much as you try to lock down your internet connection, children will always look for ways to bypass the filtering and protection that you have in place. A child that bypasses your school’s filters can view the internet in its entirety with no restrictions, including viewing pornographic and harmful content, accessing unsuitable games, and engaging in unsupervised online chats.

Any child that bypasses protection not only risks themselves but can also expose other children to unsuitable content. As part of your school’s right to safeguard pupils, this webinar will explain how children attempt to bypass web filters and the steps that staff can take to prevent this.

We’ll look at how security can be bypassed not just on school computers but also on a child’s own devices if they’re allowed to bring and use their own smartphones, tablets and laptops on school premises.

This webinar will focus on the VPN technology that children typically use to get around filtering controls. We’ll explain how VPNs tunnel through your protection and the practical steps that you can take to detect and block usage. We’ll also look into the less common methods for bypassing school protection, from the use of proxy websites to remote accessing a home computer. Again, we’ll explain how all staff can detect and block such access.
This webinar will also look beyond the harmful content that VPNs give access to and look at the wider security risks, including the potential for hackers to take control of a computer or use your school’s internet connection for malicious purposes.

In this webinar, we will cover:

  • Harmful content: From pornographic material and playing unsuitable games to unsupervised online chat, we explain how bypassing filters also inhibits your ability to safeguard pupils.
  • How VPNs work: An overview of the technology and how VPNs allow web filters to be bypassed. Plus, we explain how to detect and block VPN usage.
  • Other techniques: How proxy servers and remote control software can also be used to bypass web filtering, and how you can spot and block these threats.
  • Beyond content: We look at how using some VPN software also opens your school network up to hackers engaged in illegal activity.
  • BYOD: We look at the growing threat of children using their own devices on school premises and how you can use your legal right to safeguard pupils to control how smartphones, tablets and laptops can be used while at school.
ON DEMAND – Book Now

What’s included with a webinar purchase?

Full School Licence

Recording

If you are unable to attend the webinar on your booked date and time, you will be automatically sent a recording of the webinar so you can watch at your convenience.

Full School Licence

Support

You’ll receive support from our Online Safety Experts should you have any questions before, during or after your viewing. Just give us a call on 0800 368 8061 and our team will be on hand to assist you.

Full School Licence

Handouts

You will receive a document which includes links to documentation, useful resources, policies and anything else that we have discussed in the webinar.

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