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When a critical safeguarding keyword is copied, typed or searched for across the school network, schools can turn on NetSupport DNA’s webcams capture feature (this feature is turned-off by default) to capture an image of the user (not a recording) who has triggered the keyword. Since the solution is currently only running on a LAN (Local Area Network), the feature can only apply within the school and not at home.

Why do schools use this feature?

This feature is common across most solutions in the sector and is used where a child on a communal school PC ( i.e the library), triggers words or terms that may indicate an imminent risk of suicide (for example) and where the school need to know which child they need to intervene with. Capturing who was sat at the PC, without a unique login ID, would be impossible.

To learn more about NetSupport DNA’s safeguarding tools, click here.