RM Education have announced that from this September onwards, their recently-launched filtering solution, RM Buzz, will be available for free to all managed Chromebooks in education.
Powered by RM SafetyNet, an established enterprise-level safety solution for schools, RM Buzz is the first UK-based and cloud-based filtering software available for Chromebooks, with data stored within the EU.
Mark House, RM Buzz Product Manager, said: “Schools are taking a much more proactive role in making online safety a priority in the classroom. However, as an industry, we need to do more to support that by protecting pupils’ safety online outside the school gates, too.
“We began creating Buzz over 18 months ago as a direct response to this need, and as one of four Google Premier partners in the UK, we wanted to ensure that every pupil using these devices is protected, both in school and at home.
“We’re also acutely aware of the increasing pressures being placed on school budgets with every passing year, and since we believe child safety is too important to put a price on, making RM Buzz available for free for Chromebooks is our way of giving something back to our customers and the UK’s school community as a whole.”
RM Buzz is fully compliant with the latest DfE guidance on keeping children safe online, and because it holds a UK-focused filter list, the software factors in British slang and language nuisances so that it’s more effective than similar solutions.
RM Education have been pioneering technology in UK education for nearly half a century, working closely with UK schools to support their technology needs in teaching and learning.
For more information, visit www.rm.com/buzz