ATLANTA–June 25, 2007–Today at the 2007 National Educational Computing Conference, GenevaLogic unveiled On-Sight, an innovative new tool that helps educators keep students safe when they use computers and the Internet during the school day. On-Sight monitors and records student online activity and computer use, helping teachers and administrators ensure it conforms to school and district acceptable use policies. Custom reports and automatic screen shots provide educators with the information they need to guide responsible student computer use". In addition, On-Sight helps schools receiving E-rate discounts to comply with the Childrens Internet Protection Acts (CIPA) requirement that the online activities of minors be monitored for acceptable use.
"Computers and Internet access open a world of learning opportunities for today´s students. However, school administrators need ways to know their students are safe in cyberspace–just like they have ways to ensure student safety on school grounds or at sporting events," said Kirk Greiner, chief executive officer, GenevaLogic. "On-Sight offers administrators an easy-to-use, reliable way to give students access to these valuable learning tools with the assurance that they are using them safely and appropriately."
Using On-Sight, schools monitor student computer activity across a school or an entire district. On-Sight helps teachers identify students who are participating in risky computer use, such as cyberbullying or hacking, and intervene before a situation accelerates and becomes dangerous to the student or others.
In her book, "Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats: Responding to the Challenge of Online Social Aggression, Threats, and Distress," Nancy Willard, executive director of the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use, promotes supervising and monitoring student Internet use as key to the deterrence, detection, investigation and response to incidents of cyberbullying and cyberthreats.
"For years now, I have been telling educators that to ensure that students learn safely in cyberspace, you have to monitor use and not just rely on blocking and filters," said Willard, a former special education teacher and attorney with 12 years of experience working with school districts on Internet safety issues. "Just like you wouldn´t send a group of students on a field trip to a big city without adult supervision, you can´t allow them to explore cyberspace without the guidance and supervision of adults."
A free 30-day evaluation copy of On-Sight is available for download at www.GenevaLogic.com . Pricing for On-Sight starts at $3,495 for a single server with up to 250 clients. Installations of 10,000 clients or more are supported. Volume discounts are available.
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GenevaLogic has one passion: enabling educators to manage, control and optimize the use of technology to support teaching and learning. Founded in 1996, with headquarters in Langenthal, Switzerland, and Portland, Ore., the privately held company is an international leader in active teaching systems whose Vision classroom management software is used in more than 50,000 classrooms worldwide. The company´s education software solutions–Vision®, App-Control?, Surf-Lock?, Pointer?, Plan-It, Protect-On?, On-Sight?, Print-Limit? and Print-Limit Pro?–allow schools, universities and training centers to get more learning value from their technology investments. For more information, visit www.GenevaLogic.com