Netsweeper: Inside The Sweeps

Netsweeper: Inside The Sweeps

Protecting students, employees, and citizens from harmful online content is now more critical than ever. Netsweeper has been providing solutions to keep people safe online for over 20 years. Every month we'll be sharing insight into industry trends and new technologies to help our listeners make the best choices when it comes to implementing protection tools in their own environment. Whether you are responsible for implementing digital safety measures in a school, business, or across a country, the Inside The Sweeps podcast will be interesting for you!

Episodes

November 13, 2023 27 mins

Anti-Bullying Week is an annual event dedicated to raising awareness and taking a stand against all forms of bullying. This week serves as a crucial reminder of driving conversations and initiatives aimed at raising awareness about the often unseen, yet deeply harmful, effects of cyberbullying. By highlighting this form of harassment, it encourages education, empathy, and proactive measures to create a safer online environment for ...

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In an era where our lives are increasingly intertwined with technology, this annual event serves as a reminder of the ever-present threats and the collective responsibility to protect our digital landscape. IT professionals and departments are at the forefront of this mission, acting as the guardians of our digital realm. They develop and implement security measures, ensure data privacy, and educate users about safe online practice...

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On our most recent episode of Inside the Sweeps we have Lloyd Richardson from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection speaking about the significance of ensuring the safety of children online, driven by the surge in online risks, the emergence of AI-generated CSAM, and the necessity for rigorous regulatory measures to counteract and prevent the spread of such harmful content. 

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In the latest podcast, we speak with Jorji Abraham who runs the Global Anti-Scam Alliance — a non-profit organization, that brings together policymakers from governments, law enforcement, consumer protection organizations, and the cyber security sector to share intelligence on scams, what's happening in the market, and discuss new ways to fight scammers


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As technology advances, so do the risks faced by children, making it essential to prioritize their protection. Online platforms provide predators with unprecedented access to potential victims, allowing them to exploit, groom, and harm children from the safety of their screens.

It is essential to continuously raise awareness, educate children and adults about online risks, and promote responsible digital citizenship. By strengthenin...

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Many students struggle to manage their feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression. These mental health challenges can affect students’ behaviour and academic outcomes. Without proper monitoring and intervention, students can be left vulnerable to cyberbullying, violence, self-harm, and even suicide.

Student safeguarding is essential to their development and learning. Netsweeper’s onGuard solution provides tools to identify and quic...

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Having an effective web filtering solution is an essential component when it comes to schools safeguarding strategies. If a filter does not meet all your needs, it can put students at risk for cyberbullying, accessing harmful content, violence, self-harm, and other serious threats.  

On our most recent episode of Inside the Sweeps we have Todd Mein and Jackie Carstens from Shiawassee Regional Education Service District speaking abou...

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Today I sit down with Elisa Brewer-Singh from the WRSPC. We’ll discuss ways to identify those who may be at risk, invitations for help and how we can incorporate a variety of tools and resources, including technology, to raise awareness and create a community of support around those who may be struggling.

RESOURCES

Here 24/7: 1-844-437-3247  https://here247.ca/

Talk Suicide Canada: 1-833-456-4566 Text 45645 https://talksuicide.ca/

Kids...

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Suicide and mental health awareness has been an increasingly hot topic over the past few years, even more so now in the grips of the pandemic. More time at home has meant more time online. While that has been a shelter for some providing entertainment, connection, and fun; for others it can be a downward spiral. The internet is often an unchecked place, where content following a harmful online search is far too readily available.

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Kimberly  from the DaretoCare organization joins the podcast to provide tips to educators and parents of how to successfully tackle bullying in schools(in-person or virtual) along with key information and insights into what bullying may look like.

DaretoCare's mantra is "No one (child or adult) should go to school and feel alone, unwelcome or afraid."

Resources Discussed
 Prevnet.ca (out of UB...

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Mark Bentley  joins us on the podcast to discuss the importance of digital safeguarding for students and what LGfL is doing to help schools in the UK  enable cybersecurity and digital safeguarding.  Mark  also speaks about the new "Online Safety" Bill and the impact of that for digital safeguarding.

LGfL-The National Grid for Learning is a multi-award winning not-for-profit Charitable Trust, which aims to sa...

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BullyingCanada has been serving bullied Canadian youths and their families since 2006. BullyingCanada is the only national organization that resolves bullying situations for Canadian youth by directly facilitating communication between bullied kids, their tormentors, parents, teachers, school boards, social services, and, when necessary, police. 

Understanding the need for relief from bullying and cyberbullying worldwide, ...

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April 4, 2021 21 mins

In this episode, Umair Ahmed hosts Netsweeper's Craig Butler and Beki Fowkes from emPSN to discuss the partnership between the two organisations.


emPSN are a not-for-profit in the UK delivering broadband and IT service to schools and local governments across the East Midlands. emPSN have been working with Netsweeper to provide schools with safe and secure connectivity for the past 15 years and in this episode, Cr...

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Inside The Sweeps

Perry Roach joins me on the episode to discuss the important issues such as child exploitation and other illegal activities Netsweeper is trying to overcome to make the online world a safer place. 

Listen to learn about Netsweeper's company history, its mission today, and the goals for the near future.

View recent Toronto Star article written by Perry Roach

Perry's E...

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December 1, 2020 28 mins

Learn More About Netsweeper and Niagara Networks Joint Solution

Niagara Networks and Netsweeper join forces to solve challenges with unprecedented agile integration in a unified high-performance platform to enable full packet visibility and content control for carrier-grade environments. Niagara Networks’ serves as mediation layer visibility toolkit that captures all traffic of interest at any rate, from anywhere in the ne...

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Inside The Sweeps

Nick Levey joins us from the UK to discuss the emerging trends in safeguarding technology space, topics like march to the cloud. I also get to pick his brain about topics such as the need for schools to use technology to improve student mental health in times of increasing uncertainty and added pressures of at-home working.


Host: Umair Ahmed (Product Marketing Specialist)
Email: (umair.a...

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Inside The Sweeps- Business Edition

Mike Chambers stops by to discuss the importance of businesses and organizations implementing web filtering to protect themselves and their employees online.

        Host: Umair Ahmed (Product Marketing Specialist)
             Email: (umair.ahmed@netsweeper.com)

             Guest: Mike Chambers (Business Category Manager)
           Email: (mike.chambers@netsw...

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Debut Episode of Inside The Sweeps- Education Edition.

Netsweeper's Product Manager, Chris Garstin, and I discuss
web filtering in schools, some key tips for ensuring student safety, and how Netsweeper plays a role in safeguarding students.

 Host: Umair Ahmed (Product Marketing Specialist)
Guest: Chris Garstin (Product Manager)
Email: (umair.ahmed@netsweeper.com)


Website: (https://...

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