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?
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?
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
We are delighted to announce that our Professionals Online Safety Helpline has won an Internet Matters Digital Safety Award!
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'
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
We’re aware that there has been a spate of phishing emails recently, so we’ve compiled this quick guide to help raise awareness of phishing
Is your school considering running its own Twitter or Facebook account? Do you know what to consider regarding devices that young people or visitors bring into school every day?
Vlogger Zoella is reported to earn over £50K a month from YouTube alone...wow! But there are risks associated with vlogging too. We explore both sides of the argument.
There’s been quite a bit of chat about the app ooVoo on the helpline recently, particularly in relation to younger user's safety. With that in mind, here are 5 steps to a safer ooVoo.
We’re always very concerned when we hear that schools are being misinformed particularly when it leads to additional spending or a compromise in quality, safety or security
Friendly WiFi, the Public WiFi accreditation scheme is pleased to announce a new partnership with SWGfL to provide access to the accreditation for schools and further promote awareness of the colourful Friendly WiFi logo, to help children and young people stay safe online.
MeeTwo is a new ‘peer support’ app which is currently being developed within schools to improve resilience and help teenagers aged 13-18 to cope with everyday stress and anxiety
Nowadays, fast, reliable broadband is essential. So, what do you need to think about when purchasing broadband for your school? We've put together our top 6 "must haves" for your schools internet service
Prevent Duty Guidance now states that schools must "ensure children are safe from terrorist and extremist material when accessing the internet in school, including by establishing appropriate levels of filtering". So what does this actually mean?
That dreaded buffering symbol was a regular occurrence at Turlin Moor primary school until they upgraded to Superfast Broadband. Read about their journey and find out to take the next step in yours.
The 18th West of England ICT Conference will take place on 30th June 2016 at the UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre in Bristol. This year's theme is 'Digital Doorways'
On Thursday 21 April, the Royal Shakespeare Company will be broadcasting their 2015 production of The Merchant of Venice to schools across the country free of charge. Register now!
We are thrilled to share the news that the new ENABLE anti-bullying resources are now available to download!
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