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How Much does Suicide Impact the World? Take the World Suicide Prevention Day Quiz to Find Out

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Impero Software creates quiz to address impact of suicide

Austin, TX, Sept. 11, 2018 – Every year, suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally. To help raise awareness of this important issue, Impero Software, a global specialist in remote monitoring and management software for education, created an online quiz to highlight the true impact of suicide.

“Suicide is preventable and schools can take a proactive role in identifying potential risky behavior among students and providing needed support,” said Richard Fuller, Impero Software CEO. “By providing information on our site about the impact of suicide, we can help educators take steps to raise awareness of this critical issue.”

Impero asks educators to help raise awareness of the support their schools provide to students in need, to educate themselves and others about warning signs, to question the stigma, to share personal experiences and to show compassion.

The quiz is another way that Impero is working to safeguard students. Impero provides monitoring software called Impero Education Pro that can help schools detect potential issues before tragedy occurs.

Over the past decade, Impero has worked alongside schools, charities and specialist organizations such as Mental Health America (MHA), the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), and SafeBAE to develop comprehensive keyword libraries covering a broad range of safeguarding and student welfare issues, including suicide, bullying, self-harm, and mental health concerns. All terms are assigned severity ratings and offer definitions.

Real-time monitoring, keyword captures and a log of all student activity helps schools and districts identify potentially harmful or inappropriate behavior and content. Screenshots and video recordings of these captures also provide contextual insight; this empowers educators to provide counter narratives, intervene where necessary (and before an incident escalates), and offer relevant support.

Impero Software is also offering an online safety grant for schools through Sept. 30, 2018. To view the grant, visit https://www.imperosoftware.com/us/school-online-safety-grant/. Impero has also published a video called “Chloe’s Story” to show the important role online monitoring software plays in schools to keep students safe. To view the video, visit https://goo.gl/2FTdgb.

About Impero Software

Impero Software offers remote monitoring and management software, relied upon by education establishments around the world. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5 million devices in over 90 countries. Impero is used by more than 1,400 UK high schools and in more than 500 U.S. districts.

Impero’s cutting edge EdTech software consolidates a range of powerful classroom, network and device management features enabling schools and colleges to reduce costs and improve both staff and student productivity. Impero’s sophisticated online safety functionality uses keyword detection technology to help schools safeguard students online. For more information visit: www.imperosoftware.com.

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Teaching & Learning