Cheltenham Bournside upgraded their bandwidth and downgraded their costs

Cheltenham Bournside upgraded their bandwidth and downgraded their costs

With over 1500 devices on site, Cheltenham Bournside School place heavy demands on their IT infrastructure. So how do they manage and support this demand?

14 June 2017
Schools Internet Service
Driving down prices to support schools

Driving down prices to support schools

Whilst the budget has been taken behind the bike sheds, and a shot heard, we are still working tirelessly to lower costs and improve school ICT

9 June 2017
Schools Internet Service
Don’t miss your chance to attend our Online Safety Conference on 12 June!

Don’t miss your chance to attend our Online Safety Conference on 12 June!

The West of England ICT conference is taking place on the 12th June 2017, with a number of great speakers from SWGfL, UK Safer Internet Centre, Childnet, Ofsted, and many others

5 June 2017
Online Safety, South West Grid
How to talk to young people about extremism online

How to talk to young people about extremism online

Advice from the Professionals Online Safety Helpline (POSH) to help professionals talk to young people about extremism online.

5 June 2017
Online Safety
WannaCry – the importance of data security

WannaCry – the importance of data security

Andrew Williams, Online Safety Consultant and resident data protection expert offers a guide on ransomware and how SWGfL’s 360 Data can help protect your organisation against malicious attacks.

17 May 2017
Online Safety
What is Gaming? - Part 2

What is Gaming? - Part 2

As games become a more common feature of our everyday lives, it's important to take a minute to consider how they can fit in. Are there any risks involved? And are there any benefits to playing them?

16 May 2017
Online Safety, Education Services
Digital Leaders 100 Nomination for Barefoot

Digital Leaders 100 Nomination for Barefoot

The SWGfL Education Team are excited to announce that Barefoot has been nominated for a DL100 (Digital Leaders 100) Award!

16 May 2017
Education Services
Schools to benefit from new Assisted Monitoring

Schools to benefit from new Assisted Monitoring

Our new assisted monitoring service will help schools protect their communities by helping them monitor what students are doing online.

16 May 2017
South West Grid
SWGfL unveils new and improved 360 degree safe

SWGfL unveils new and improved 360 degree safe

360 degree safe just got better. Our award winning online safety self-review tool has undergone a major upgrade making it more secure, reliable and user friendly.

12 May 2017
Online Safety
Unmasking online anonymity

Unmasking online anonymity

For many, anonymity allows them to express themselves freely online. But be careful what mask you put on. Be a superhero, not a villain.

11 May 2017
Online Safety
Thriving or surviving - Technology's role in mental wellbeing

Thriving or surviving - Technology's role in mental wellbeing

This Mental Health Awareness Week, we look at how supportive online communities can empower young people to tackle mental illness and promote wellbeing.

10 May 2017
Online Safety
What is Gaming?

What is Gaming?

Gaming is bigger than ever, larger now than both cinema and music, and with mobile gaming more people are playing than ever before. So how did we get here and what is it all about?

25 April 2017
Education Services, South West Grid
Over and Out

Over and Out

Can you even imagine teaching without tech? Planning lessons without the internet? What no #? Can you imagine your life without tech? No click and collect? No Instagram?

25 April 2017
Education Services
MeeTwo wins Teach First award

MeeTwo wins Teach First award

MeeTwo, a unique new free social media app to help teenagers deal with stress and anxiety has won a prestigious £15,000 Teach First innovation award

24 April 2017
Education Services
Parenting in a digital age: Privacy and parents - the digital disconnect

Parenting in a digital age: Privacy and parents - the digital disconnect

What are young people's expectations around their online privacy and how does this compare with parents own expectations?

10 April 2017
Online Safety
EastEnders sexting storyline: soap wades into murky issue

EastEnders sexting storyline: soap wades into murky issue

EastEnders has thrust the subject of sexting into the limelight recently, but how common is the problem and how has the show handled this sensitive topic?

6 April 2017
Online Safety
Parenting in a digital age: My technological toddler

Parenting in a digital age: My technological toddler

Today’s toddlers are growing up surrounded by technology. It's easy to feel left behind but our role as parents is as crucial as ever.

28 March 2017
Online Safety
Tech4Good awards

Tech4Good awards

Are there any young tech pioneers in your school who are using tech to help solve a problem in their local community? If so, make sure they are nominated for BT’s Young Pioneer Award!

26 March 2017
Education Services
Parenting in a digital age: Is removing access a solution?

Parenting in a digital age: Is removing access a solution?

Restricting young people’s online access in the home can be a real bone of contention. In a world where they have technology at their fingertips, is it realistic to set a deadline on when to switch off?

21 March 2017
Online Safety
Kik and the rise of the porn-bots

Kik and the rise of the porn-bots

Porn-bots are becoming more common, but what are they, and and why are they appearing on the popular messaging app?

20 March 2017
Online Safety
Parenting in a digital age: 5 tips to keeping your child active

Parenting in a digital age: 5 tips to keeping your child active

Exercise levels in children are in decline as screen time rises. Here are 5 tips to making sure yours are getting the balance right

17 March 2017
South West Grid
Apps: who rates them and how?

Apps: who rates them and how?

Most people are familiar with age ratings for films. That’s not surprising. In the UK they have been with us for years. But what about apps and games?

14 March 2017
Online Safety, Education Services
Report shows growing trend in Child Sexual Abuse Imagery

Report shows growing trend in Child Sexual Abuse Imagery

Yesterday’s news about the man who impersonated Justin Bieber being charged with more than 900 child sex related offences reinforces how critical it is that we continue to work to keep young people safe online

10 March 2017
South West Grid
Free primary resources from BBC Terrific Scientific

Free primary resources from BBC Terrific Scientific

Aimed at 9 – 11 year olds, there are free resources, lesson plans, classroom investigations and an online map to share your results with other schools around the UK. More than 5,000 primary schools have registered already

9 March 2017
Education Services
Concerns about Facebook reporting

Concerns about Facebook reporting

Amid criticisms of Facebook's handling of reports about sexualised images of children, we offer advice about reporting illegal online content

7 March 2017
Online Safety
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