Products and Services for School Leaders
Schools Internet Service
Safe and secure internet connectivity and services for schools
Information Security Training
Designed to help you raise awareness of security and reduce risk in your organisation
Data security and policy self-review tool
Early Years Toolkit
A toolkit to highlight and endorse best practice within early years settings for managing the risks associated with online technologies
Information Security Audits
Review your organisation's policy and posture around information security
A standard showing users of public WiFi that inappropriate content is blocked
Resources for School Leaders
Online Safety Policy Templates for Schools
Download Online Safety Policy templates for your school
GDPR Guidance for Schools and Colleges
Data protection (GDPR) advice and guidance for schools and colleges to use alongside existing policies
Password Management & Security Guide
A free resource explaining how to create strong passwords
Online Safety Podcast
Official SWGfL online safety podcast
Latest articles for School Leaders
Online Safety Mark awarded to 400th school
Castle Cary Community School in Somerset has recently become the 400th school in the UK to gain the prestigious Online Safety Mark.
4th July 2019
SWGfL Response to Online Harms White Paper
Drawing on its experience, evidence and operations over the last 20 years, SWGfL drafted and submitted this response to the Government Online Harms White Paper
2nd July 2019
The clock is ticking for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Office 2010
Microsoft officially stops supporting Windows 7 on 14 January 2020. Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 also stop on 14 January 2020, and Office 2010 stops on 13 October 2020. If you’re running systems using any of these, there’s still time to act, but you’ll need to act quickly.
18th June 2019
Should young people be left to their own devices at school?
Should young people be allowed to bring their own devices into school? Some schools ban; some schools allow; and some have a hybrid policy, but what is the correct answer? David Wright, SWGfL Online Safety Manager and UKSIC Director looks at the case for and against BYOD.
23rd May 2019