Categorising Prevent Duty With Care
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Netsweeper and Prevent Duty Compliance
In 2015 the UK government required all schools to implement e-safety strategies to help protect vulnerable school children from exposure to inappropriate online content. The expectation placed upon schools and childcare settings is that they will work closely with a multi-agency support network (including contacts such as the Police and the Local Safeguarding Children Board) to raise awareness of issues of extremism and to support individuals who are vulnerable of being drawn into terrorism.
According to the Child Protection Company, in the UK, terrorists
Why do Schools Need a Filter in Place to Comply?
Without a sophisticated web filter, the risk of teachers and administrators missing some of the potentially concerning student
How Netsweeper Helps:
As a part of our categorisation platform, we have over 90 categories that from sports to extremism in over 45 languages. Within these categories are 4 categories that make up our Prevent Duty Categorisation Platform to ensure Prevent Duty compliance. These are outlined below:
This category includes sites that provide information related to the promotion, support, sale or discussion of weapons. It also includes any related device used in combat that can injure or kill, such as guns, knives, or swords. On average we categorise over 1000 pages per day that contain weapon related content.
2. Criminal Skills
This includes sites with instructions or methods that promote, encourage, or provide skills considered to be illegal, criminal, violent or harmful to the public, and are forbidden by law. This can include questionable material and sites that promote nonviolent, unethical or dishonest behavior such as academic cheating, or software hacking/key breaking. This does not necessarily reflect the laws of any region or country. Our Categorisation Name Service finds hundreds of pages each day that are considered criminal skills related.
This category includes sites that are considered far from normal and are
4. Hate Speech
These sites portray views that are written, verbal, or illustrated and are intentionally offensive to the public. The intent of these sites is to degrade, intimidate or incite violent or prejudicial actions against individuals based on race, ethnic affiliation, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability or profession. Advocacy or instructional sites that promote the harming of individuals or groups and encourage or promote peer abuse, videos of physical assaults, written harassment and threats are also included. Languages content, which can be filtered in multiple languages, is applied based on categories and language which decrease the risk of content slipping past protocol.
We work with the Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit (CTIRU) to help find and block new content being published daily. To learn more about maintaining Prevent Duty compliance and how Netsweeper can help, download our white paper below or contact our sales team today.