Protex Web Filtering
E2BN's Protex offers a flexible and affordable filtering system that puts you in control of your pupils access to the Internet. Staff and pupils have different filtering profiles - an essential feature for teachers - and subscribing to the Protex service enables your academy or school to tailor the filtering to your own policies.
Protex web filtering is unique in being designed specifically for academies and schools with continuing teacher input and testing. Its list management system allows any user to request changes online. Protex was designed to be very highly scalable - from a single server to clusters of high performance computers.
The demise of YouTube for Schools.
Google have decided to stop supporting YouTube for Schools (YTfS) and E2BN now has confirmation that this will take place from the 1st July 2016.
From that date Protex will stop enforcing YouTube for Schools and switch to enforcing YouTube's “Restricted Mode”.
The official withdrawal notification can be found on the old YTfS pages here: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2695317?hl=en
Archbishop Sancroft CofE High (Norfolk)
Protex has allowed greater access to the Internet for teachers – so sites like YouTube can be available for staff and we can pick individual videos or channels that we would like students to access. And if there are inappropriate comments the page is blocked.