Someone to watch over you

Someone to watch over you

With schools expected to provide "appropriate" levels of monitoring SWGfL's new service offers a helping hand to those drowning in data.

19 July 2017
South West Grid
Monkey Business

Monkey Business

We try out the latest app reportedly being misused by adults sharing sexual content.

13 July 2017
Online Safety
Demystifying Tech: Cookies

Demystifying Tech: Cookies

Yes cookies, those delicious chocolatey baked crumbly biscuit things that do something magic on the computer. We all accept them, but what are they? What do they do? And why do we need them? Let’s demystify the tech!

11 July 2017
Education Services
Pimms on the lawn, G&T on the beach, or Netflix on the sofa?

Pimms on the lawn, G&T on the beach, or Netflix on the sofa?

As the summer holidays rapidly approach no doubt you will be looking forward to pimms parties and G&T's in the sun. But before you go, here's a handy summary of the hot topics we've been discussing over the past year....

11 July 2017
Schools Internet Service, Online Safety, Education Services, South West Grid
Wanna drive? - A guide to monitoring

Wanna drive? - A guide to monitoring

The Government has said that schools need to have an “appropriate” level of monitoring and filtering in place. But what does this mean in practice?

6 July 2017
South West Grid
Help shape research into sexting among young people

Help shape research into sexting among young people

Take part in our survey to help us gain a better understanding of sexting among young people in the UK.

5 July 2017
Online Safety
Find your way around Snap Maps

Find your way around Snap Maps

Snapchat's latest feature highlights the importance of talking to young people about what they share online.

5 July 2017
Online Safety
Scrap that

Scrap that

How Facebook's new scrapbooks feature provides a space for your child without the need for a profile.

30 June 2017
Online Safety
Preparing learners for the digital world

Preparing learners for the digital world

How Bassetts Farm Primary School is harnessing the power of technology to enhance pupils' learning experience.

27 June 2017
Schools Internet Service
St Peter’s Primary School move to Superfast

St Peter’s Primary School move to Superfast

St Peter’s Primary School in Budleigh Salterton, Devon, led by Head Teacher Steve Hitchcock, has created a unique curriculum to maximise the learning experiences of their pupils.

20 June 2017
Schools Internet Service
SWGfL partnership with AQDAR in UAE wins prestigious United Nations WSIS Award 2017

SWGfL partnership with AQDAR in UAE wins prestigious United Nations WSIS Award 2017

We are proud to announce our innovative work with AQDAR in the United Arab Emirates has won an International Telecommunication Union award at the World Summit for Information Society 2017 in Geneva

14 June 2017
Online Safety, South West Grid
Demystifying Tech: HTTPS

Demystifying Tech: HTTPS

As the web integrates deeper into our lives, terms like security, privacy, encryption, SSL and HTTPS are being talked about more and more. But what is HTTPS and why do we need it?

14 June 2017
Schools Internet Service, Online Safety
Cheltenham Bournside upgraded their bandwidth and downgraded their costs

Cheltenham Bournside upgraded their bandwidth and downgraded their costs

With over 1500 devices on site, Cheltenham Bournside School place heavy demands on their IT infrastructure. So how do they manage and support this demand?

14 June 2017
Schools Internet Service
Driving down prices to support schools

Driving down prices to support schools

Whilst the budget has been taken behind the bike sheds, and a shot heard, we are still working tirelessly to lower costs and improve school ICT

9 June 2017
Schools Internet Service
Don’t miss your chance to attend our Online Safety Conference on 12 June!

Don’t miss your chance to attend our Online Safety Conference on 12 June!

The West of England ICT conference is taking place on the 12th June 2017, with a number of great speakers from SWGfL, UK Safer Internet Centre, Childnet, Ofsted, and many others

5 June 2017
Online Safety, South West Grid
How to talk to young people about extremism online

How to talk to young people about extremism online

Advice from the Professionals Online Safety Helpline (POSH) to help professionals talk to young people about extremism online.

5 June 2017
Online Safety
WannaCry – the importance of data security

WannaCry – the importance of data security

Andrew Williams, Online Safety Consultant and resident data protection expert offers a guide on ransomware and how SWGfL’s 360 Data can help protect your organisation against malicious attacks.

17 May 2017
Online Safety
What is Gaming? - Part 2

What is Gaming? - Part 2

As games become a more common feature of our everyday lives, it's important to take a minute to consider how they can fit in. Are there any risks involved? And are there any benefits to playing them?

16 May 2017
Online Safety, Education Services
Digital Leaders 100 Nomination for Barefoot

Digital Leaders 100 Nomination for Barefoot

The SWGfL Education Team are excited to announce that Barefoot has been nominated for a DL100 (Digital Leaders 100) Award!

16 May 2017
Education Services
Schools to benefit from new Assisted Monitoring

Schools to benefit from new Assisted Monitoring

Our new assisted monitoring service will help schools protect their communities by helping them monitor what students are doing online.

16 May 2017
South West Grid
SWGfL unveils new and improved 360 degree safe

SWGfL unveils new and improved 360 degree safe

360 degree safe just got better. Our award winning online safety self-review tool has undergone a major upgrade making it more secure, reliable and user friendly.

12 May 2017
Online Safety
Unmasking online anonymity

Unmasking online anonymity

For many, anonymity allows them to express themselves freely online. But be careful what mask you put on. Be a superhero, not a villain.

11 May 2017
Online Safety
Thriving or surviving - Technology's role in mental wellbeing

Thriving or surviving - Technology's role in mental wellbeing

This Mental Health Awareness Week, we look at how supportive online communities can empower young people to tackle mental illness and promote wellbeing.

10 May 2017
Online Safety
What is Gaming?

What is Gaming?

Gaming is bigger than ever, larger now than both cinema and music, and with mobile gaming more people are playing than ever before. So how did we get here and what is it all about?

25 April 2017
Education Services, South West Grid
Over and Out

Over and Out

Can you even imagine teaching without tech? Planning lessons without the internet? What no #? Can you imagine your life without tech? No click and collect? No Instagram?

25 April 2017
Education Services
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