Web Filtering Service

Specifically built for education and certified by the UK Safer Internet Centre, this service has all you will need in a web filtering solution - creating a safe learning environment for your school.

Web filtering is a statutory requirement in schools and it can be a difficult balancing act to keep children safe by restricting their access to harmful and inappropriate material whilst also giving your school the ability to use the Internet as an open learning space.

Our  Web Filtering Service has been specifically built for education and is certified by the UK Safer Internet Centre; it has all you will need in a web filtering solution.

Our service enables your staff and students to use the Internet in the normal way whilst ensuring they are protected against inappropriate or disrupting content such as Internet pornography, online malware and cyber bullying.

Frequently asked questions about Web Filtering

 

What if I need a website to be unblocked or blocked quickly?

If you take our managed option your request to block or unblock a website will be evaluated from an E-Safety perspective and, if appropriate, the necessary changes will be made quickly.

 

What if we choose the unmanaged solution?

For unmanaged sites your onsite support team can permanently unblock websites that are requested from your personalised block page and delegated teachers can temporarily override the standard blocked sites for students.

 

What if an IT savvy student attempts to bypass the filter?

Web filter detects and blocks attempts by users to bypass security through the use of anonymous proxy servers.

 

Can you identify the sites accessed by a particular user or group?

You can quickly identify users or devices that have violated your acceptable use policies and can schedule regular usage reports.

The Benefits

  • Managed or unmanaged solutions to suit any school size.
  • Individual and group activity.
  • Powerful reporting that can be customised, automated and delivered by email.
  • Strict controls over access to social networking sites.
  • Mobile filtering compatible with all devices including Google Chrome and Apple devices.
  • Flexible policies allowing you to accommodate different groups while maintaining compliance and safety.
  • Giving authorised staff the option to override standard block options for students.
  • Bandwidth control options to ensure that access to critical sites and resources are maintained.
  • Assurance that a skilled team is available to work with you to handle website block and unblock requests and investigate any reported sites that may present E-Safety issues.

What people say about us

Excellent response, at the drop of a hat and issue resolved inside a very few minutes. :)

Maureen Marsh, Godmanchester Bridge Academy - 25 June 2021 about Helpline

A perfect service thank you Daniel; you are amazing.

Cathy Smith, Sir Harry Smith Community College - 23 June 2021 about Technical Support

Excellent service. Problem resolved efficiently. Information shared in a friendly manner.

Sam Brown, Sutton Primary School - 2 November 2020 about Technician Support

Daniel could not have been more patient in determining the issue and resolving it. I am so happy with the service and support that is always given from the ICT service. Thank you

Cathy Smith, Sir Harry Smith Community College - 10 March 2021 about Technical Support

Knowledgeable and keen to get issues resolved.

Caroline Barker, Great Abington Primary - 22 June 2021 about Helpline

Brilliant service and very quick response, especially in these really difficult times. The report was exactly what I requested.

Nadine Purcell, Stukely Meadows Primary School - 26 January 2021 about Helpline

Rob was super-efficient and helpful, as always! Thank you!

Kate Barnes, Spring Meadow Infants - 27 November 2020 about Helpline

Happy with the support we have received and the discussions following any questions we have. GDPR is always a challenge but the support enables us to feel confident with what we are doing and what we need to do next.

Lee Frost, Great Paxton Primary - 14 June 2021 about DPO Service

A very quick resolution and very clearly explained. Thanks.

Sally Merson, Wheatfields Primary School - 26 January 2021 about Technical Support

Great, friendly service. Thank you!

Chris Ashley, Ely St John's Primary School - 3 August 2021 about Technical Services

Always so helpful and informative.

Sarah Coulson, Colville Primary School - 6 January 2021 about Technical Support

Very happy with the service and the speed at which my request was actioned.

Lizzy Bennett, St Laurence Primary - 22 June 2021 about Helpline

Jane was wonderful very helpful she sorted out the problem quickly.

Dianne O'Bryan, Great & Little Shelford Primary - 29 June 2021 about Helpline

Once we were able to set up the remote session, it was efficient and Michelle resolved both my issues. I was kept informed along the way as to what she was doing. Great service. Thank you.

Sonia Singh, Guilden Morden Primary School - 17 November 2020 about Technical Support

Very happy that this job was turned around so quickly and efficiently. I really appreciate as this will help the school a lot in organising events for those children in school and those children home learning to ensure everyone is involved.

Rochelle Butcher, Hemingford Grey Primary School - 29 January 2021 about Technical Support

Very supportive as always! Your expert knowledge is needed and welcomed....Thank you.

Julia Lindley, Barrington Primary - 24 June 2021 about Helpline

Great service, issued resolved within minutes.

Esther Hay, Spring Common Special School - 6 November 2020 about Helpline

We are very grateful for the help, attention and advice given by our ICT technician on these visits.

Diane Baslington, The Bellbird Primary School - 30 September 2020 about Technician Support

Jo Puckering is superb!

Rebecca Soper, St John's Primary School - 7 January 2021 about Technical Support

Excellent response. Jane sorted me out within minutes, as usual. Thank you!

Chris Ashley, Ely St John's Primary - 2 March 2021 about Helpline

I was very pleased with the way The ICT service were able to help tp diagnose the issues remotely and get support from an engineer within a reasonable time frame despite some hiccups along the way. efficient, helpful and friendly service as always. Thank you!!

Emma Little, Linton Infant School - 23 February 2021 about Technical Support

Emailed the request across, matter was dealt with quickly, kept in the loop all the way through. Thank you.

Mrs Pearce, Bottisham Primary School - 19 January 2021 about Technical Support

Prompt and courteous service. Comprehensive and informative response.

Fiona Hyndman, DFE Device Project - 2 June 2021 about Business Support

Jane has been very patient and sorted out my issues. She gives you the confidence to know that the problem will be resolved in a timely manner.

Diane Baslington, Bellbird Primary -18 June 2021 about Helpline

As always ICT service had the answer - very quickly and very clear - thank you

Annie Urquhart, Icknield Primary School - 18 December 2020 about Helpline

A complex issue was promptly solved after thorough investigation through remote control of my laptop.

Stuart Wilkinson, Westfield Junior - 7 June 2021 about Technical Support

I appreciate how expeditiously the issue was resolved and communicated back to me.

David Walker, Downham Market Academy - 28 January 2021 about Technical Support

ALWAYS a speedy response with no problems. I'm notified as soon as the problem/request is resolved. Excellent service. Thank you.

Sam Pilkington, Spinning Infants - 28 June 2021 about Helpline

Excellent service and very quick from when I had logged my issue to it being resolved. Instructions were simple to follow and worked straightaway. Thank you very much for such an efficient service and also thank you for thinking of making certain processes simpler for the users.

Sonia Singh, Guilden Morden Primary School - 25 January 2021 about Technical Support

Excellent response to my email query. Sorted as quickly as humanly possible in the current situation. Thank you!

Chris Ashley, Ely St John's Primary - 30 November 2020 about Helpline

So patient and happy to go over the details to ensure I could replicate the process again without assistance - fantastic. Thank you.

Jo Black, Arbury Primary - 29 June 2021 about Technical Support

Daniel was very helpful and resolved my issue with STAR accounts.

Karen Thorpe, Tilney St Lawrence Primary School - 30 June 2021 about Technical Support

Great response. Put me back on track for the first day of term. Thank you!

Chris Ashley, Ely St John's Primary - 7 June 2021 about Helpline

Excellent service as always, Michael went above and beyond to resolve our issue. Many thanks indeed.

Matt Courtman, Cromwell Community College - 9 June 2021 about Technical Support

I am always impressed by how helpful and supportive the staff at ICT are. On this occasion Donna helped me and she was brilliant. Thank you!

Gill Dunbavin, Isleham Primary - 21 January 2021 about Helpline

Couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. Thank you :)

Amanda Ward, Rackham Primary School - 4 August 2021 about Helpline

Excellent service.

Jeanette Speed, Over Primary - 30 June 2021 about Helpline

I wish my Internet at home was as fast as Rob. My life would be much less frustrating.

Julie Warman, Littleport Primary School - 6 November 2020 about Helpline

Always have great confidence that The ICT Helpline will help you to solve your problem, fab service as always.

Esther Hay, Spring Common Special School - 6 November 2020 about Helpline

Karen is always super helpful! Thank you.

Sharon Simpson, Great Gidding Primary - 9 June 2021 about Helpline

Jane is always quick to respond and very helpful. what would we do without her??

Cathy Smith, Sir Harry Smith Community College - 8 February 2021 about Helpline

Clare was extremely helpful as are all the team.

Katie Dixon, Ridgefield Primary School - 19 November 2020 about Helpline

Jane was a knowledgeable as ever.

Beverley Clowes, Bottisham Primary School - 19 October 2020 about Helpline

SIMS issue resolved quickly - Thank you Sharon!

Office Staff, Spaldwick Primary School - 6 October 2020 about Helpline

We couldn't manage without Lee's expertise, thank you so much for your patience.

Clare Kirk, St Bede's School - 15 June 2021 about Technical Support

Excellent service as always. Good to know that we have a knowledgeable and fabulous team supporting schools.

Diane Baslington, The Bellbird Primary School - 2 March 2021 about Technical Support

Kath always finds a solution - thanks!

Sandra Adderley, Barton Primary School - 26 November 2020 about School Finance Consultancy

As always; prompt, pleasant and helpful.

Lillian Guyler, Fields Children's Centre - 24 June 2021 about Helpline

Prompt service even in the holidays - thank you

Sandra Adderley, Barton Primary - 5 August 2021 about Helpline

Thank you for the immediate response to my problem. Sorted within seconds!

Chris Ashley, Ely St John's Primary - 3 February 2021 about Helpline

As usual, my query was dealt with extremely quickly and efficiently by Karen at the ICT service. Would highly recommend their services.

Nadine Purcell, Stukeley Meadows Primary - 17 June 2021 about Helpline

Karen is always really helpful, thank you!

Sharon Simpson, Great Gidding Primary - 16 June 2021 about Helpline

Daniel was excellent with the roll out and assisted with a few glitches with the licensing as well.

Sarah Keeble, Bramford Primary School - 15 December 2020 about Technical Support

I like the option to email queries/questions that I do not need an immediate response to - always answered in a helpful and timely manner.

Sharon Murray, Cherry Hinton Primary School - 8 December 2020 about Helpline

Vanessa was very helpful - didn't make me feel silly!

Hannah Burnham, Newton Primary School - 16 October 2020 about Helpline

The issue I had was resolved very quickly and easily and in a professional and friendly manner. I really appreciate having had my problem sorted so speedily! Thank you.

Amanda Hill, Ermine Street Church Academy - 5 January 2021 about Helpline

Totally happy with the quality and speed of the response which will help us move forward with our remote learning. Thank you Vanessa!

Chris Ashley, Ely St John's Primary - 5 October 2020 about Helpline

Impressive resolution to my issue, thanks!

Sally Merson, Wheatfields Primary School - 28 January 2021 about Technical Support Team

Jane has the expertise to sort any SIMS problem. A real asset.

Beverley Clowes, Bottisham Primary School - 14 January 2021 about Helpline

Donna kept communicating with me throughout my technical & communication difficulties which I am extremely grateful for! Thank you very much Donna :)

Yvonne Jenner, Ashbeach Primary School - 21 January 2021 about GDPR DPO Service

Kath always provides the best of help and I would not have got through the last year without her!

Kerry Darby, Elton Primary - 1 June 2021 about FMS Support

I am very grateful that my OneDrive issue has been solved. It may seem like a small thing but it makes life so much easier. THANK YOU!!

Amanda Burniston, Hilgay Riverside Academy - 1 December 2020 about Technical Support

Bespoke training according to our organisation's needs and all questions answered. Also follow up support and guidance was invaluable.

Iman Ibn Tahaikt, Abu Bakr Islamic School - 4 December 2020 about GDPR DPO Service

Great service. Thank you for bearing with me, Karen, on a very difficult day.

Chris Ashley, Ely St John's Primary - 23 June 2021 about Helpline

Immediate resolution to the issue via the knowledge and experience of Kath Ryans at The ICT Service

Nadine Purcell, Stukely Meadows Primary School - 1 October 2020 about School Finance Consultancy

Daniel went the extra mile and helped me solve the problem. With his persistence and determination, he saved us from being charged unnecessarily by contractors.

Mei Gao, Meridian Primary - 22 June 2021 about Technical Support

Excellent response time and quality of response. Donna always has time to discuss issues, advise on how to address our concerns and put our minds at rest, if appropriate. Thank you Donna.

Chris Ashley, Ely St John's Primary - 9 November 2020 about Consultancy Services

Claire and Jane patiently dealt with this complex problem and resolved it for us in the end. Thank you very much to both of them!

Anne Maskell, St Matthew's Primary School - 30 September 2020 about Helpline

Karen - thank you as always!

Kerry Darby, Elton Primary - 11 June 2021 about Helpline

I think the service has been excellent. I was a bit wary at first - I was unsure how long it would take you to respond, or if you would even respond at all - but the speed and efficiency with which you have dealt with every concern or question I have had, has been amazing. Thoroughly recommend.

Cath Causer, Manea Primary School - 27 October 2020 about Technical Support

We are very fortunate to have Donna as DPO. She always responds quickly, gives sensible advice and will follow up in writing for reference.

Ilona Wrigley, Oakdale Primary School - 30 November 2020 about GDPR DPO Service

Immediate response to my FMS issue and problem sorted within minutes, as usual. Thank you Kath!

Chris Ashley, Ely St John's Primary - 16 March 2021 about School Finance Consultancy

Fast and efficient service as always from Vanessa at The ICT Service :-)

Godmanchester Bridge Academy - 14 June 2021 about Helpline

I needed an incorruptible version of our headed paper as one of the logos had been updated. Within about 5 minutes of emailing my request, the amended version was in my inbox - thanks Rob!

Julie Warman, Littleport Primary School - 16 March 2021 about Helpline

Thank you Clare for resolving remote access fob issues promptly and efficiently

Sharon Vince, Queen Emma Primary School - 3 August 2021 about Helpline

Chris responded very quickly and solved the issue.

Sarah Bowie, Linton Heights Junior School - 1 February 2021 about Technical Support

Had a problem with the Entrust fob, emailed and within a very short time, all sorted. Thank you!

Julie Warman, Littleport Primary School - 29 January 2021 about Technical Support

Kath is always the best of help. Thank you.

Kerry Darby, Elton Primary School - 15 October 2020 about School Finance Consultancy

Excellent service as always. Thank you Vannessa.

Lynnda Osborne, Girton Glebe Primary - 30 June 2021 about Helpline

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