The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

E- Safe, now CyberHound

For the last 6 years student access to the internet and the online world has been monitored by a service called E-Safe. E-Safe monitored the searches, sites and conversation students had whilst on their school computer and reported any CyberSafety concerns to the Pastoral Care team.

This year the College has changed its CyberSafety monitoring service to CyberHound. The most significant difference CyberHound offers us is that it monitors the searches, sites and conversations on their School Device and reports on the triggered cybersafety alert regardless of the location the student is accessing, be it school, home or elsewhere. As E-Safe did, CyberHound produces daily reports notifying the Pastoral Care team of CyberSafety issues. This then affords us the opportunity to speak with a student about the context behind their search or conversation and the appropriateness of it. CyberHound has the additional feature of blocking access to all categorised 18+ materials, like pornography, on the school device.

If you would like to know more about CyberHound, information can be found here. The College has implemented the following Cyberhound CyberSafety products; Clearview and Roamsafe.

Mr Richard Ledger
Head of Middle School