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
I want a Smartphone for Xmas

I want a Smartphone for Xmas

If there is any must have tech device the kids are going to want in 2016, it has to be the swiss army knife of technology, the humble Smartphone. Here is our guide.

15 November 2016
Online Safety, South West Grid
RM SafetyNet with User based Filtering

RM SafetyNet with User based Filtering

RM Safetynet with user based filtering (UBF) is live! UBF is now well established and hundreds of our customers are using it. Find out more about this upgrade and how to sign-up for it.

15 November 2016
Schools Internet Service
The ENABLE approach to eliminating bullying

The ENABLE approach to eliminating bullying

Incidence of aggressive behaviour in the 11-16 age group hasn’t shifted significantly across the whole landscape, these behaviours are rising, particularly those associated with online technologies

14 November 2016
South West Grid
Transforming Spetisbury with Superfast

Transforming Spetisbury with Superfast

Spetisbury CE Primary School is absolutely delighted as SWGfL move them to Superfast Broadband with minimal disruption.

1 November 2016
Schools Internet Service
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
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