The Secret to Secure Passwords

The Secret to Secure Passwords

Continuing in our series of data security articles, this week the spotlight is on password security, follow these tips to protect yourself

14 July 2016
Schools Internet Service, Online Safety
YouTube - 5 Top Tips for Parents

YouTube - 5 Top Tips for Parents

There is no denying it children love YouTube. It can be a great resource for learning and expressing creativity, but it doesn't come without risk. We've put together some top tips to help parents protect their children.

13 July 2016
Online Safety
360 Goes from Strength to Strength

360 Goes from Strength to Strength

360 Degree Safe is our amazing self review tool that helps schools review their online safety provisions. It helps to easily identify strengths and weaknesses and then gives immediate feedback on how to progress

12 July 2016
Online Safety
Sexting and Revenge Porn, What’s the difference?

Sexting and Revenge Porn, What’s the difference?

You could be forgiven for thinking RP and sexting are the same thing, they are similar, but they are different especially when we are talking about child online safety and in this article I will try to explain why

12 July 2016
Online Safety
360data is live! But is it any good?

360data is live! But is it any good?

Last month we launched 360data, the Data Protection self review tool, based on the award winning 360safe software. So what do people think?

11 July 2016
Online Safety
Summer Checklist for ICT Leadership Teams

Summer Checklist for ICT Leadership Teams

With the revised 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' guidance being published, RM Easymail set to close shortly and updates to RM SafetyNet, make sure you're prepped for September.

10 July 2016
Schools Internet Service, Online Safety
RM Easymail is closing, but don’t panic.

RM Easymail is closing, but don’t panic.

If your school uses RM Easymail for email, you are probably aware that the service will be ceasing at some point this year. We're on hand to help.

23 June 2016
Education Services
Do your filtering and monitoring solutions meet the required standards?

Do your filtering and monitoring solutions meet the required standards?

Revised Statutory Safeguarding Guidance for schools in England has changed the required criteria for filtering and monitoring, how does your solution stand up?

21 June 2016
Schools Internet Service, Online Safety
Introduce your class to Michael Morpurgo - LIVE!

Introduce your class to Michael Morpurgo - LIVE!

The Warhorse author will be taking part in ReadingZone Live on 6 July. Your class could be there via VC to ask him questions on his work, in particular Private Peaceful.

20 June 2016
Education Services
Is your organisation taking good care of personal data?

Is your organisation taking good care of personal data?

Nearly 9 out of 10 large organisations surveyed now suffer some form of security breach, to help manage this issue, we have developed 360data, a self-review tool to help review your posture, policies and procedures around data protection and information security

17 June 2016
Online Safety, South West Grid
The SWGfL Trophy Cabinet

The SWGfL Trophy Cabinet

Recent months have seen our services nominated and win at the National Digital Safety Awards in a glitzy ceremony in London. Why not take a look at those services and products for yourself and see what all the fuss is about?

14 June 2016
Online Safety
Ransomware - don't fall victim

Ransomware - don't fall victim

A recent BBC article reported an 'alarming' rise in ransomware tracked, and at SWGfL we’ve noticed that a number of schools have fallen victim to attacks in recent months too. So what is ransomware and how can we prevent it reaping havoc?

14 June 2016
Online Safety
6 smart steps to SnapChat success

6 smart steps to SnapChat success

So what is SnapChat and why is it so popular? Kids seem to really love it but, like most apps these days, there is potential risk associated. We run through six simple tips and facts to help you understand what SnapChat is and what you need to look out for.

13 June 2016
Online Safety
Scratching your head in frustration?

Scratching your head in frustration?

Are you a confident user of Scratch in the Primary classroom? The key to successful programming lessons is developing a strong foundation of computational thinking. We can help!

8 June 2016
Education Services
Manor Park's Superfast Learning Transformation

Manor Park's Superfast Learning Transformation

ICT is increasingly recognised as an important facilitator to learning, and a foundation skill in many of the children's future careers. If their educational vision was to be realised then ICT in school needed to change

7 June 2016
Schools Internet Service
Happy Birthday, Your Majesty

Happy Birthday, Your Majesty

In partnership with Discovery Education, Royal Collection Trust and the National Education Network, we're celebrating the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen with a live broadcast and Royal tea party for schools across the globe.

6 June 2016
Education Services
WEICT Conference Programme revealed!

WEICT Conference Programme revealed!

We're delighted to present the programme for this year's WEICT conference, themed 'Digital Doorways'. With over 25 sessions, its going to be difficult to choose!

5 June 2016
South West Grid
Accredited Online Prevent Duty Training for £1

Accredited Online Prevent Duty Training for £1

Victvs regularly work with volunteers who are now affected by the Prevent Duty and other statutory safeguarding measures. This offer enables you to do online training for just £1!

5 June 2016
Online Safety, Education Services
Agar.io – What’s it all about?

Agar.io – What’s it all about?

Mention the word Agar to today’s youth, and they will probably likely associate it with Agar.io, an online multiplayer game. It's harmless fun, but none the less it does cause issues

1 June 2016
Online Safety
Supporting schools in Wales with e-Safety – what we have achieved so far

Supporting schools in Wales with e-Safety – what we have achieved so far

In 2014, we bid for and successfully won a contract to support Welsh Government in the delivery of e-Safety education across Wales. Here's an update of our progress.

27 May 2016
Online Safety
POSH wins Digital Safety Award!

POSH wins Digital Safety Award!

We are delighted to announce that our Professionals Online Safety Helpline has won an Internet Matters Digital Safety Award!

26 May 2016
Online Safety
Revised Statutory Safeguarding Guidance for schools in England

Revised Statutory Safeguarding Guidance for schools in England

Following the consultation launched in December 2015, the Department for Education has today, published its response and revised statutory guidance: 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'

26 May 2016
Online Safety
Responding to and Managing Sexting Incidents: Updated advice for Schools

Responding to and Managing Sexting Incidents: Updated advice for Schools

The National Police Chief Council released a statement on the procedure they have to take when a 'sexting' incident is reported to the police. As a result SWGfL and the UK Safer Internet Centre have updated their advice for schools...

24 May 2016
Online Safety
Online Safety Helpline: Here for you

Online Safety Helpline: Here for you

The Professionals Online Safety Helpline was setup in 2011 to help people who work with children with Online Safety issues, to raise awareness we have produced a new video to introduce the service

19 May 2016
Online Safety
5 things parents should know about Instagram

5 things parents should know about Instagram

In the world of social media, one of the hottest platforms at the moment is the photo sharing platform Instagram, especially with young people. Here are the answers to 5 top questions you may have about it

18 May 2016
Online Safety
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