“There is evidence that there are still a large number of schools with XP devices connected to school networks. Updates are no longer available for XP so any of these devices also present a security risk to the network. Schools that have machines running XP as an operating system should remove them from the network and upgrade them as a matter of urgency.”
Quote from Somerset Learning Platform
The e-safety risk presented by running Windows XP within a school is serious and we would advise that all schools, in all county's looked to replace Windows XP devices immediately.
As a business we appreciate that schools do not necessarily have the funds to replace Windows XP equipment. However, some devices maybe able to be upgraded to supported Windows operating systems for a nominal fee.
Since September 2014 Soltech IT has helped schools gain more than £210,000 of grant funding and at present there are c grants available that can be used to upgrade / replace Windows XP devices.
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Bath: 01225 667 299
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The Minister of State for Digital Matt Hancock said: “Our Cyber Schools programme aims to inspire the talent of tomorrow and give thousands of the brightest young minds the chance to learn cutting-edge cyber security skills alongside their secondary school studies. I encourage all those with the aptitude, enthusiasm and passion for a cyber security career to register for what will be a challenging and rewarding scheme.”
From those who register their interest, students (aged between 14-18) will be selected for the programme via a pre-entry assessment. Teachers and industry experts are also being encouraged to get involved and register their interest in working with the programme.
For more information and to register your interest please visit HERE
For advice and guidance on business and education cyber security, please visit our website or pop us an email on email@example.com / 0117 2140 299.
"We have learnt that when children suffer from long-term illness, their corresponding isolation from friends makes it harder for them to recover and to come back to school when they feel better. We are also aware that developing speech and social skills is just as important as following the curriculum. When they are not a part of the social scene, children miss out on important learning through play and interaction.At No Isolation, the purpose of our technology is to help people alleviate the feeling of loneliness. We want to develop tools for the groups that need more than generic solutions. AV1 helps children with long-term illness to stay in touch with their friends, keep up with their education, and secure that crucial link to everyday life."
This fantastic concept's primary goal is to reduce loneliness amongst children suffering from long term health issues, however, the idea can only be a positive for their education and social skills. The AV-1 robot, which is controlled by the child through an app, allows the child to join in from a hospital bed or sofa at home. The robot acts as the 'eyes, ears and voice' of the child, with a blinking light ti signal when they want to say something and the ability to turn 360' to see and speak to the whole class.
For more information check out the No Isolation website.