Resources

  • November 18, 2019

    Smart DNS to Anything: How Securly works

    This paper discusses the architecture behind Securly’s DNS-based filtering solution or the Smart DNS, currently making over 3 million US students safer.

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  • October 21, 2019

    Best practices for DNS deployment

    This document will walk you through some important things to remember while deploying Securly DNS.

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  • September 26, 2019

    Best practices to shape and secure your 1:1 Chromebook program

    A key requirement of a 1:1 Chromebook program is security. This document addresses several aspects of the Google Apps for Education Admin Console that are important to configure correctly for a successful 1:1 experience.

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  • August 20, 2018

    Understanding NLP - The Securly Way

    Securly deploys complex machine learning algorithms that analyze data against carefully curated data sets. Securly's Natural Language Process (NLP) engines are put through rigorous training and multiple levels of data analysis that train them to think like humans when detecting grief, depression, bullying, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts in kids. 

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  • May 04, 2018

    DNS to Anything - How Securly Works

    This paper discusses the architecture behind Securly’s DNS-based filtering solution, currently making over 3 million US students safer. The steps for configuring a school network to use Securly’s DNS-based filtering solution are laid out. Additionally, included statistics provide evidence of lives saved and bullying incidents mitigated as a result of these solutions. 

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  • December 20, 2017

    Best Practices for Configuring YouTube Restricted Mode

    Love it or hate it you cannot avoid YouTube. If you are a school teacher, a school admin or a parent you will be thinking about YouTube more frequently than you like. And most often than not it will be about figuring out ways to keep inappropriate stuff away without denying your kids the many useful videos that YouTube hosts. With a variety of ways available to keep harmful videos at bay, it is easy to lose your way in the YouTube labyrinth.

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  • April 01, 2016

    Can social media save kids' lives?

    This whitepaper contains the results of the first quantitative study of cyberbullying

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  • April 01, 2015

    Managing screen time - the student's perspective

    This whitepaper tells you what students think of web filtering

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  • January 05, 2015

    1:1 Device Theft in K-12 Schools

    A survey driven study on the theft of 1:1 devices in K-12 schools. As Securly is constantly striving to understand schools’ needs when it comes to managing and securing their 1:1 programs, we sought out to find answers to questions like: "How often are devices lost or stolen?", "Is purchasing insurance worth the cost?", and "What are the most viable measures to protect against loss and theft?"

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  • February 02, 2014

    Best practices to shape and secure your 1:1 program

    A key requirement of a 1:1 program is security and achievement. This document provides several best practices that together make for a successful 1:1 experience.

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