Device management provider for the education sector Mobile Guardian has raised an additional £750,000 in funding from new and existing shareholders.

Mobile Guardian helps protect children online with a platform designed to help schools manage and secure devices such as iPads and Chromebooks distributed to their pupils to support remote learning.

As well as protecting children from online threats, teachers can view student screens, close distracting browser tabs and share their screens.

The platform has seen record interest according to the firm, which reports that sales have quadrupled as a result of the global lockdown.

The firm had just over 100,000 devices on its platform across 530 school districts, but now has a pipeline of an additional 240,000 devices expected to be added in the coming months, with over 200 new schools joining the platform.

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The firm said it has also seen enquiries from parents and Governments as they seek to provide students with effective home school environments.

The new investment will be used to speed up the completion of its ‘Mobile Guardian for Home’ product, designed to secure personal mobile devices, which was previously scheduled for release later this year.

Patrick Lawson, Founder & CEO, Mobile Guardian said: “Given the backdrop, to attract such strong investor interest is extremely pleasing. The new funding will help us to continue our mission to protect children on mobile devices, whether at school or in the home.

“Mobile Guardian was already gaining traction as more and more schools around the world began to use remote learning as a key part of a child’s education. The lockdown has accelerated the trend, and I want to thank all our staff who have been working hard to support clients from remote locations. Mobile Guardian has an exciting future.”