June 22nd, 2016 – Securly has been awarded an iKeepSafe California Privacy badge. Securly is a cloud-based web-filtering service designed for K-12 schools to provide protection for any device, anywhere, and completely replace schools’ existing web filter appliance. They use artificial intelligence techniques to flag online posts that may be indicative of self-harm or bullying, send weekly email reports to parents, and give them access to a portal that gives them a view into their child’s life online.
iKeepSafe’s California Privacy Badge is the first independent assessment program specifically tailored to emerging student data privacy legislation, including the Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (SOPIPA). The program seeks to help educators and parents in the state of California identify edtech services and tools that protect student data privacy.
“As a cloud based student safety company, we take issues concerning data privacy very seriously,” said Bharath Madhusudan, Chief Technology Officer of Securly. “We see our partnership with iKeepSafe as a demonstration of our commitment to comply with laws and procedures around handling student data. We expect that the partnership will provide our customers with the confidence that their students’ data is safe with us.”
“We congratulate Securly on successfully completing a careful privacy review by iKeepSafe,” said Marsali Hancock, president and CEO of iKeepSafe. “In the past few years, a large amount of legislation has emerged protecting and governing student data. By receiving the iKeepSafe privacy badge, Securly has taken an essential step in helping educators navigate this new terrain and keep student information safe.”
For more information about Securly, visit http://www.securly.com/.
To view iKeepSafe’s list of privacy-reviewed products, visit iKeepSafe.org/Participating-companies/.
Securly is the industry’s first and only 100% cloud-based web-filtering solution designed from the ground up for K-12 schools’ 21st century needs. Securly is designed to provide protection for any device, anywhere, and completely replace the existing web filter appliance. We take the conversation around student safety well beyond traditional compliance by using Artificial Intelligence techniques to flag online posts that may be indicative of self-harm or bullying. We also send weekly email reports to parents as well as give them access to a portal that gives them a view into their child’s life online.
iKeepSafe is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help youth thrive in the digital environment, by promoting safe and healthy use of technology. They track trends and conduct research to identify youth needs, as well as solicit expert opinions to develop resources and tools that assist parents, educators, and youth.