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    Filtering Ipads, tablets and other out of school devices

    Hello everyone,

    we're seriously considering investing a large amount of money in a cloud based solution that offers mobile device management of Ipads and Android based tablets.

    This will also allow the content filtering of all Internet connections via 3G or wifi where ever the device is. i.e pupils / staff can take them home or out on trips. The solution fits into Windows AD so you can have different settings for pupils and staff as well as having advanced reporting, locking of applications and itunes store etc.

    It's a whole lot more than just offering a proxy setting within Safari.

    My questions is who out there would be interested in an offering like this and if so what do you think it would be worth paying for on a monthly or annual basis per user?

    Any feedback from all you lovely people would be great as always!

    Thanks

    Dave

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    Ok doesn't provide the filtering but the management side of things can easily done via Meraki's mobile mangement for IPad's with android support coming soon.

    there are also other free ipad management things out there.

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    yeah they are good products too. The main thing for us is the filtering and if people want it. I believe there's a duty of care to protect children on any device if you supply it to them whether in school or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SchoolsBroadband View Post
    yeah they are good products too. The main thing for us is the filtering and if people want it. I believe there's a duty of care to protect children on any device if you supply it to them whether in school or not.
    That's fair enough. But at what point do you need to let the parents control what the kids do at school? How many parent's are going to want to let the school completely manage a device they have paid for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    That's fair enough. But at what point do you need to let the parents control what the kids do at school? How many parent's are going to want to let the school completely manage a device they have paid for?
    ah no I meant when the school buys the device and provides it to the pupils or staff to use outside of school. Sorry if I didn't make that clear enough @glennda

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    Quote Originally Posted by SchoolsBroadband View Post
    ah no I meant when the school buys the device and provides it to the pupils or staff to use outside of school. Sorry if I didn't make that clear enough @glennda
    My bad - i re read the second post I read "you supply it to them whether in school or not." as "you supply them or not".

    Securus do the I device management i think which a lot of schools will already have which could be a limiting factor (if schools already have this in place).

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