Anonymoose is the new Yik Yak & Yellow is the new Tinder

Anonymoose is the new Yik Yak & Yellow is the new Tinder

Instant messaging and social networks live and die very quickly on the internet in 2016, and the kids populate the new ones very fast. Here is the latest...

25 October 2016
Online Safety
Jokes/Memes too far?

Jokes/Memes too far?

We all love a good joke, and the internet is a place where a “good” joke can spread like wildfire, but it is important when lolling, liking and sharing that we are not laughing at the expense of anyone else

25 October 2016
Online Safety
SWGfL launch new Multi-agency training

SWGfL launch new Multi-agency training

The course aims to provide professionals working with children and vulnerble adults with a much needed tool kit of practical advice and resources.

6 October 2016
Online Safety
Cyberpass now available through our store

Cyberpass now available through our store

Cyberpass is an online digital literacy assessment, education and reporting tool that provides children and young people with skills, knowledge and strategies to manage their online life.

14 September 2016
Online Safety
5 first line responses to online safety issues

5 first line responses to online safety issues

5 first line responses to help students better to prepare and deal with the potential online safety issues.

5 September 2016
Online Safety
Snapchat filters promoting warped beauty ideals?

Snapchat filters promoting warped beauty ideals?

Whilst they can be fun, lately I have started to question some of the filters and how they may be influencing young people’s idea of beauty, in turn having a negative effect on self-image

8 August 2016
Online Safety
Move over Raspberry Pi, hello Crumble!

Move over Raspberry Pi, hello Crumble!

Physical programming is taking hold in primary schools, bringing screen-based coding to life. This month we’re experimenting with the Crumble, and you won’t require any custard!

14 July 2016
Education Services
Pokemon Go - the new craze sweeping the digital sphere

Pokemon Go - the new craze sweeping the digital sphere

There has already been a lot of negative press surrounding the release of Pokemon Go last week, not to downplay this, we look at the issues this game will bring in a balanced manner

14 July 2016
Online Safety
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
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