Hāpara Filter vs Netop


Compare two K-12 cloud-based web filters that work in the classroom and remotely.

Overview

School districts have a few choices when deciding on a web filter. Hāpara is a Netop alternative  for K-12 web filtering. Both Hāpara and Netop are cloud-based web filters that work when students are logged in to school accounts. Their capabilities are quite different, though.

This page will compare Hāpara Filter and Netop’s Vision Student Safety to help you decide which product can best safeguard students in your school or district.

What does Hāpara do as a Netop alternative?

Hāpara offers a full suite of K-12 digital tools for remote and in-person learning. Hāpara tools are designed to make learning safe, personalized and effective. 

What does Netop do?

Netop is a company that provides remote access, screen-sharing, video chat technologies and a classroom management platform. Impero acquired Netop in 2021.

An overview of Hāpara Filter (a Netop alternative)

Hāpara Filter is a web filter and Netop alternative that uses real-time AI to understand context across learners’ online activity. It intelligently restricts the content that is harmful or inappropriate without needing to block websites with educational value. Hāpara Filter also takes a pedagogical approach by encouraging conversations about digital citizenship.

An overview of Netop’s Vision Student Safety

Vision Student Safety is a web filter that is controlled by teachers. Teachers set up their own web filter lists with websites that students are allowed to visit during lessons.

How they compare

Features

Hāpara Filter

Netop’s Vision Student Safety

Devices

Hāpara Filter works on any device when students are logged in to their school Google accounts.

Vision Student Safety works on school devices through Chrome OS, Windows and MacOS when students are logged in for lessons.

Technology administrator management

Hāpara Filter only takes a few minutes for technology administrators to set up. From there, the web filter starts protecting students.

Technology administrators can easily install Vision. They can also configure admin reports and policies. In order for the web filter to block content, teachers need to set up their own web filter lists.

Teacher management

With Hāpara Filter, teachers can approve a website as learning is happening in-the-moment. Students can also request approval for a site as they are researching or working on an assignment.

With Vision Student Safety, teachers are the ones who control the web filter. They create their own filter lists for each class or a master list. To do this, teachers add URLs that students are allowed to visit. Any other websites will be blocked. Teachers can also share the lists with other teachers.

YouTube

School districts don’t need to block YouTube with Hāpara Filter. The web filter works in real-time to understand which content is educational and which is not. It blurs inappropriate content and mutes audio when needed, so students can safely use YouTube for learning.

Teachers need to block YouTube entirely with Vision Student Safety if they don’t want students to see inappropriate or harmful content. To block it, they should leave it off their web filter lists.

Video, audio, images and text

Hāpara Filter understands context and recognizes websites that provide instructional value. The web filter intelligently blurs video, images and text and mutes audio that is harmful or inappropriate.

Vision Student Safety does not intelligently blur or mute content.

Zoom and Google Meet

Hāpara Filter blurs inappropriate text and images during synchronous remote class meetings. Because it works in real-time, instruction is not interrupted.

Vision Student Safety doesn’t understand context, so it can’t blur images or text during remote class meetings.

Google games and games on Google Sites

Hāpara Filter blocks Google games and games on Google sites that make it through other web filters.

Vision Student Safety doesn’t automatically block Google games and games on Google Sites, but teachers can add URLs to their web filter lists.

Ads and tracking

Hāpara Filter anonymizes student Google searches and blocks ads and tracking to protect learners.

Vision Student Safety doesn’t anonymize student searches or block ads and tracking.

Signatory of the Student Privacy Pledge

Hāpara is a signatory of the Student Privacy Pledge signatory. Read more here about their dedication to protect student data.

Netop is also a Student Privacy Pledge signatory. Read more here about how they protect data.

Mental health detection

Hāpara Filter’s Wellness Module detects signs of cyberbullying and self-harm across students’ online activity and sends administrators mental health alerts.

Vision Student Safety doesn’t offer mental health detection.

How they compare

Hāpara Filter

Devices

Hāpara Filter works on any device when students are logged in to their school Google accounts.

Technology administrator management

Hāpara Filter only takes a few minutes for technology administrators to set up. From there, the web filter starts protecting students.

Teacher management

With Hāpara Filter, teachers can approve a website as learning is happening in-the-moment. Students can also request approval for a site as they are researching or working on an assignment.

YouTube

School districts don’t need to block YouTube with Hāpara Filter. The web filter works in real-time to understand which content is educational and which is not. It blurs inappropriate content and mutes audio when needed, so students can safely use YouTube for learning.

Video, audio, images and text

Hāpara Filter understands context and recognizes websites that provide instructional value. The web filter intelligently blurs video, images and text and mutes audio that is harmful or inappropriate.

Zoom and Google Meet

Hāpara Filter blurs inappropriate text and images during synchronous remote class meetings. Because it works in real-time, instruction is not interrupted.

Google games and games on Google Sites

Hāpara Filter blocks Google games and games on Google sites that make it through other web filters.

Ads and tracking

Hāpara Filter anonymizes student Google searches and blocks ads and tracking to protect learners.

Signatory of the Student Privacy Pledge

Hāpara is a signatory of the Student Privacy Pledge signatory. Read more here about their dedication to protect student data.

Mental health detection

Hāpara Filter’s Wellness Module detects signs of cyberbullying and self-harm across students’ online activity and sends administrators mental health alerts.

Netop’s Vision Student Safety

Devices

Vision Student Safety works on school devices through Chrome OS, Windows and MacOS when students are logged in for lessons.

Technology administrator management

Technology administrators can easily install Vision. They can also configure admin reports and policies. In order for the web filter to block content, teachers need to set up their own web filter lists.

Teacher management

With Vision Student Safety, teachers are the ones who control the web filter. They create their own filter lists for each class or a master list. To do this, teachers add URLs that students are allowed to visit. Any other websites will be blocked. Teachers can also share the lists with other teachers.

YouTube

Teachers need to block YouTube entirely with Vision Student Safety if they don’t want students to see inappropriate or harmful content. To block it, they should leave it off their web filter lists.

Video, audio, images and text

Vision Student Safety does not intelligently blur or mute content.

Zoom and Google Meet

Vision Student Safety doesn’t understand context, so it can’t blur images or text during remote class meetings.

Google games and games on Google Sites

Vision Student Safety doesn’t automatically block Google games and games on Google Sites, but teachers can add URLs to their web filter lists.

Ads and tracking

Vision Student Safety doesn’t anonymize student searches or block ads and tracking.

Signatory of the Student Privacy Pledge

Netop is also a Student Privacy Pledge signatory. Read more here about how they protect data.

Mental health detection

Vision Student Safety doesn’t offer mental health detection.

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