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
Is VR the next big mainstream technology?

Is VR the next big mainstream technology?

Television companies and content producers have all but given up on 3D, they are now coming back with the next big thing – VR. But what are the issues, and what effect will it have on you and your children?

3 March 2017
Online Safety, South West Grid
Parenting in a Digital Age: What are the benefits for my child of using technology?

Parenting in a Digital Age: What are the benefits for my child of using technology?

With the advent of the Internet and mobile devices, computing has become so accessible, even a toddler can do it. But what benefit is this technology bringing? Or are we rotting their brains every time we hand them the tablet?

3 March 2017
Online Safety, South West Grid
Parenting in a digital age: it’s good to talk

Parenting in a digital age: it’s good to talk

You don’t need to be an expert on the internet. If you want to know what your child is doing online, the best thing you can do is talk to them about it.

27 February 2017
Education Services
Barefoot in 4 easy steps

Barefoot in 4 easy steps

The Barefoot Computing resources have this month reached one million children in the UK! Follow our 4 easy steps to get your class involved today.

23 February 2017
Education Services
New (ISH) apps and what they do

New (ISH) apps and what they do

Even if you know which apps young people use, it can be difficult to know what they all do. Here is our guide to some of those apps and some of the potential risks you should be aware of

16 February 2017
Online Safety
Football and smiles for Safer Internet Day 2017

Football and smiles for Safer Internet Day 2017

Safer Internet Day is always a special day, and this year our Online Safety Consultants Andy Wood and Alan Earl, were delighted to be welcomed back to Everton and Liverpool Football Clubs to help teach young people about the power of image.

14 February 2017
Schools Internet Service, Education Services
Parenting in a digital age: Body image and your child

Parenting in a digital age: Body image and your child

This blog is the first in our ‘Beginner’s guide to digital parenting’ series, aimed at addressing parents’ concerns about young people and technology

2 February 2017
Online Safety
Age Gating Social Media – What does it mean for young people?

Age Gating Social Media – What does it mean for young people?

Snapchat launches new feature to "age-gate" any content for SnapChatters aged 18 and over. It is great to see Snapchat taking steps to protect and shield younger users from innappropriate content.

24 January 2017
Online Safety
Teachers and Tech - What’s the View?

Teachers and Tech - What’s the View?

78% of primary teachers now see tech literacy on a par with reading and writing in terms of importance, but how confident are they with teaching it? BT and Ipsos MORI find out.

17 January 2017
Online Safety
6 tips to keep young people safe on Social Media

6 tips to keep young people safe on Social Media

It’s important that young people take care when chatting online, but equally the message needs to reflect society’s trends.

17 January 2017
Online Safety
Online Safety Live 2017

Online Safety Live 2017

The start of the New Year also sees the start of a new schedule of Online Safety Live events and we’re kicking off this January in the North West.

17 January 2017
Online Safety
SSL Connect brings safe and secure remote connections

SSL Connect brings safe and secure remote connections

SSL Connect is a web based tool, which allows your users with Managed Devices to remotely access your school network.

17 January 2017
Online Safety
SID17 - it's almost here!

SID17 - it's almost here!

With 3 weeks to go to Safer Internet Day, we have lots of information and resources to help you celebrate the day. Education Packs now available for download!

17 January 2017
Online Safety
Join us to celebrate Safer Internet Day 2017

Join us to celebrate Safer Internet Day 2017

With just seven weeks to go until Safer Internet Day 2017 we are well underway for our plans to make this the biggest one yet. This year's theme is Be the Change: Unite for a Better Internet

13 December 2016
Online Safety
Launch of new Cyberbullying guidance and resources for schools

Launch of new Cyberbullying guidance and resources for schools

To support schools develop effective strategies to understand, prevent and respond to cyberbullying, leading online safety charity Childnet, as part of the UK Safer Internet Centre, is launching their new Cyberbullying guidance along with a practical toolkit for teachers.

12 December 2016
Online Safety
SWGfL Roundup of 2016

SWGfL Roundup of 2016

2016 has been a whirlwind of headlines including data protection, appropriate filtering and monitoring, sexting, social media, ransomware and the computing curriculum. Read our 2016 roundup and discover all the great content you may have missed

7 December 2016
Schools Internet Service, Online Safety, Education Services
How to mute that little Blue Bird - New online safety for Twitter

How to mute that little Blue Bird - New online safety for Twitter

Twitter continues to release new safety features. Designed to give users more control on what they see, creating two new Mute features.

22 November 2016
Online Safety
Netsafe Launches Long Awaited Service to Combat Cyberbullying

Netsafe Launches Long Awaited Service to Combat Cyberbullying

Netsafe’s cyberbullying, online abuse and online harassment service launches amidst research showing over half of Kiwis are concerned about cybersafety and cybersecurity*.

22 November 2016
Online Safety
Top Tech Gifts for Kids this Xmas

Top Tech Gifts for Kids this Xmas

With so many gifts to choose from, what tech gift is best? We asked our own sons and daughters what sort of tech gift they would like for Xmas, and hope that they don’t read this article to see what we have chosen for them!!

16 November 2016
South West Grid
The Art of Abstraction

The Art of Abstraction

The Tube Map is a classic example of abstraction, but what does abstraction look like in the primary curriculum, and how can the computational thinking skill be taught effectively?

16 November 2016
Education Services
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