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The Future of Web Filtering from LGfL

LGfL Schoolprotect

To help meet the DfE Standards on filtering, we are moving all schools from WebScreen to our improved web filtering, SchoolProtect.

SchoolProtect FAQs

    Starting from Summer 2023 we will be migrating all schools onto the new system. We hope to have all schools moved to SchoolProtect by end 2023. If you need to move sooner, please contact schoolprotect@lgfl.net

    SchoolProtect represents a new era in filtering and will eventually encompass different products. SchoolProtect-WebScreen is the first, but don't worry - it's not just a name change - there is plenty of new functionality coming to help you keep children safer, as well as a multi-million pound refresh of technology to make sure that the infrastructure is fit for the future.

    It certainly is. As we have had so many queries and KCSIE focuses so much on filtering, we have built a new page to help safeguarding teams understand their duties, the standards and what it means to manage filtering as a DSL.

    The answer to that is best summed up by the video at the top of this page, but decryption (why is that important and a good thing? see the videos here) and more authentication, reporting and filtering by user group (this time Chromebook authentication being added to the Windows Active Directory synch) is just the beginning. Next year we will add more user auth opportunities. better audit logs and much more. 

    The infrastructure refresh is particularly important - you won't notice that, but it means we have the latest technology, futureproof protections and the ability to add the functionality you need. Much of this was already planned but its importance has been highlighted by the new standards and emphasis on a safeguarding-first approach (such as the DSL now having lead responsibility for filtering).

    Good question - in fact we have made a series of videos to help with that for beginners and experts alike. Head over to this page and binge on SchoolProtect videos - who needs Netflix?

    • If you use Windows, make sure your tech team has synchronised the filtering with your Active Directory (what's that? The 'address book' for Windows links user names with real names and year groups or key stages (depending on setup). If they haven't, ask them to request the Active Directory sync tool from the Support Site.

    • If you use Chromebooks, make sure the Google directory is linked in the same way. If not, ask your tech team to follow this guide*.

    • * Please note that Chromebook authentication is only available to schools on the new SchoolProtect platform (more than 50 percent of you so far). If your school is yet to move over to SchoolProtect and you are a Chromebook school, contact schoolprotect@lgfl.net and we will move you next!

    • Speak to your Nominated Contact/s who can set you up with a log in.

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