3 June 2015 – Nottingham, UK – The first ever keyword glossary enabling teachers to monitor and prevent the rationalisation of pupils online, is launched today by the UK’s leading classroom and network management software provider, Impero Software. According to the manufacturers documentationKey words and phrases, that may indicate ‘at risk’ behaviour, can be tracked in the system, flagging up such warning signs as they occur. These warning signs are captured as either screenshots or short video recordings (to provide more context), time stamped and logged against the student. Impero Education Pro also has an online ‘Confide’ button allowing students to report issues to teachers anonymously.With ambitious plans for growth, we’ve recently relocated to a bigger head office in Nottingham and opened a US office in Portland to support our growing American customer-base.
Developed in partnership with counter-extremism think tank, the Quilliam Foundation
3 June 2015 – Nottingham, UK – The first ever keyword glossary enabling teachers to monitor and prevent the radicalisation of pupils online, is launched today by the UK’s leading classroom and network management software provider, Impero Software.
Developed in partnership with counter-extremism think tank, the Quilliam Foundation, and launched in response to recent escalated demand for the solution from schools, the technology enables teachers to monitor children’s online activity in real-time. It alerts teachers whenever terms from the radicalisation library are used, so that they can act accordingly.
Sally-Ann Griffiths, e-safety development manager at Impero Software, comments: “With a widely reported increase in the number of children being radicalised, it’s vital that schools put measures in place to prevent pupils coming to harm online. By defining terms such as ‘YODO’, a phrase used by jihadist sympathisers meaning ‘You Only Die Once’, the glossary gives teachers, who are part of the solution to the problem, the tools they need to identify, intervene and safeguard at-risk pupils.”
The government’s Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 which became law in February, means schools now have direct responsibility to, ‘prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’.
Jonathan Russell, Quilliam’s political liaison officer, says: “The internet has made it easy for young people to access extreme or radical material. While measures such as the UK government’s Prevent Strategy already existed, it’s now clear that more needs to be done to counter radicalisation early on. Protecting young people from the dangers of radicalisation requires positive online counter-extremism, and empowering teachers with technology like Impero’s keyword library is an important part of this process.”
Griffiths concludes: “Our ongoing partnership with the Quilliam Foundation will ensure that the glossary is kept up-to-date to give schools the best chance of safeguarding pupils in the same way they would against homophobia, cyberbullying or sexual grooming”
Impero Education Pro allows websites to be blocked or monitored at a granular level (student, class, year group etc…), as deemed appropriate by the school. Key words and phrases, that may indicate ‘at risk’ behaviour, can be tracked in the system, flagging up such warning signs as they occur. These warning signs are captured as either screenshots or short video recordings (to provide more context), time stamped and logged against the student. Impero Education Pro also has an online ‘Confide’ button allowing students to report issues to teachers anonymously.
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Jon Valentine, CEO of Impero, comments, ‘This is great news for Impero. WIth the support of Connection Capital and BLME we can continue to grow and develop the business across Europe, the USA and other international markets.’ Impero was set up in 2002 and mainly provides its services to schools, colleges and universities. Its lead product, Impero Education Pro, allows for real-time viewing of users’ computers in one view, meaning teachers can better control the classroom. Its software product is in use on 1.6 million workstations in schools and by 181 local authorities in the UK. In overseas markets, where Impero sees room for growth, some 200,000 US workstations are operational. Connection Capital partner Julian Carr adds, ‘Jon has grown Impero into the leading classroom management, network management and e-safety provider in the UK education market in an impressively short period of time. – See more at: http://www.growthbusiness.co.
As one might expect the Bolshevik BBC are non critical and gushingly in support of this.
I have looked at Quilliam before I surmise an intelligence front connected to the Henry Jackson Society.
The Quilliam spokesman mentioned above note the “within limits”
JR also has his own bio at the Tony Blair Faith Foundation
Jonathan Russell is Quilliam’s Political Liaison Officer and joined the organisation in 2012. He holds a BA in Arabic, German and Persian from the University of Exeter and an MSc in the History of International Relations at the London School of Economics. At Quilliam, he campaigns for cross-party commitment to human rights in counter-terrorism legislation and policy and runs a project to promote clarity, consistency and cohesion in counter-extremism policy across the EU
QUILLIAM CO-FOUNDER/LIBERAL DEMOCRATS PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATE MAAJID NAWAZ
Bear in mind that the following remarks are from someone who presents himself as a leading wannabe “reformer” of one of the world’s major religions:
Maajid Nawaz, writing on Twitter, 18 January 2014: “offence?? Get the F*^k off my timeline if you’re offended.”
Maajid Nawaz, writing on Twitter [subsequently deleted], January 2014: “If you dont like an inoffensive, rather polite cartoon, I don’t give a **** get the **** off my timeline. Why did I post it? Who gives a ****!”
Maajid Nawaz, writing on Twitter, 17 January 2014: “Ha ha!! As @IceCube once said in the intro skit to “Amerikkka’s Most Wanted”, while on death row. “F*** all y’all” #Radical”
Still writing on his Twitter account, Nawaz has subsequently taken to “piously” quoting various verses from the Quran.
Government coverup of FOI data released & then withdrawn.
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1. A breakdown of all DCLG funding given to the Quilliam Foundation
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Foundation for the year 2013.
Quilliam facilitates Tommy Robinson leaving the English Defence League
Quilliam is proud to announce that Tommy Robinson and Kevin Carroll, the leaders of the anti-Islamist group, the English Defence League (EDL), have decided to leave the group. Having set up the EDL, infamous for its street protests, in 2009, they wish to exit this group, because they feel they can no longer keep extremist elements at bay.Tommy Robinson said:
“I have been considering this move for a long time because I recognise that, though street demonstrations have brought us to this point, they are no longer productive. I acknowledge the dangers of far-right extremism and the ongoing need to counter Islamist ideology not with violence but with better, democratic ideas.”
Quilliam has been working with Tommy to achieve this transition, which represents a huge success for community relations in the United Kingdom. We have previously identified the symbiotic relationship between far-right extremism and Islamism and think that this event can dismantle the underpinnings of one phenomenon while removing the need for the other phenomenon.