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
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
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
One phish, two phish, red phish, blue phish…

One phish, two phish, red phish, blue phish…

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

17 May 2016
Schools Internet Service, Online Safety
Social media, mobile devices… What does your policy say?

Social media, mobile devices… What does your policy say?

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?

17 May 2016
Online Safety
When I grow up I want to be.....a YouTuber

When I grow up I want to be.....a YouTuber

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.

13 May 2016
Online Safety
5 Steps to a Safer ooVoo

5 Steps to a Safer ooVoo

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.

5 May 2016
Online Safety
Schools Internet Service: What you need to know

Schools Internet Service: What you need to know

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

4 May 2016
Schools Internet Service
SWGfL partners with Friendly WiFi

SWGfL partners with Friendly WiFi

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.

22 April 2016
Online Safety
New app under development to help teenagers cope with everyday stress and anxiety

New app under development to help teenagers cope with everyday stress and anxiety

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

20 April 2016
Online Safety
Broadband Buyers Guide for Schools

Broadband Buyers Guide for Schools

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

19 April 2016
Schools Internet Service
What constitutes 'appropriate filtering'?

What constitutes 'appropriate filtering'?

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?

19 April 2016
Online Safety
Superfast Broadband at Turlin Moor

Superfast Broadband at Turlin Moor

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.

19 April 2016
Schools Internet Service
Digital Doorways - join us at this year's WEICT conference

Digital Doorways - join us at this year's WEICT conference

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'

15 April 2016
South West Grid
Watch The Merchant of Venice live from your classroom!

Watch The Merchant of Venice live from your classroom!

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!

13 April 2016
Education Services
Our anti-bullying resources for schools are now available to download

Our anti-bullying resources for schools are now available to download

We are thrilled to share the news that the new ENABLE anti-bullying resources are now available to download!

12 April 2016
Online Safety
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