The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to cause enormous disruption in the UK and around the world. Schools are now attempting to provide education to children at home and, for many, continuing to support children of key workers and vulnerable children in school. Parents have to balance work and caring for their children, whilst also trying to support the education process at home.
We've produced a wide range of tools, advice and resources that can help.
Coronavirus Tools, Guidance and Resources
Safe Remote Learning
Whether your school is closed or not, delivering classes online can be helpful. Here's the lowdown on organising classes online so they are trouble free
Whisper® Anonymous Reporting Tool
Anonymous reporting that empowers your community to speak up in safety.
Video Conferencing for Kids: Safeguarding and Privacy Overview
Never have video conferencing services been as important as they are right now. No longer are they a novelty but vital for us all to stay connected, whether home, school or work.
So You Got Naked Online
A resource that offers strategies to support the issues resulting from sexting incidents
Education Professionals - Remote Working
A resource guide for education professionals when working from home.
Online Safety Considerations for Reopening of Schools
We have drawn together the following guidance as helpful pointers to reopening your school.
Covid-19: Expectations and Effects on Children Online
SWGfL report on the expectations and effects lockdown has had towards children online.
Safer Blended Learning
With the enduring threat of local restrictions being applied at any given time, schools should be considering ‘Blended Learning’ as part of their strategy.
Online Safety Calendar 2020/2021
Plan the new school year with the SWGfL calendar, giving you a range of important dates and helpful resources.
Latest Coronavirus Articles and Updates
Whisper Service Update – New Features Available
Last March we launched the new version of Whisper, our anonymous reporting tool. We are pleased to announce that we have just updated the service and are now offering it free to schools again for a 5 week period to support them during lockdown.
14th January 2021
The Home Office launch ‘Something’s Not Right’ Campaign
The Home Office has joined forces with charities including the IWF, the Marie Collins Foundation, the NSPCC, Barnardo’s and The Children’s Society to launch a new campaign to protect victims of child abuse.
19th November 2020
SWGfL Release New Resource for Schools Planning Online Performances
We’ve put together a helpful resource that highlights everything schools need to be aware of when putting on a live or pre-recorded online performance for the festive season.
10th November 2020
Ransomware – How to Protect Your School
With ransomware constantly posing a threat to the education sector, we have teamed up with Phoenix and Trend Micro to bring you the latest information regarding your schools’ cyber-security.
22nd October 2020
What has been the impact of Remote Learning?
With almost three months since lockdown restrictions came into place, researchers are now able to look at how pupils have engaged with remote learning as well as how education as a whole has shifted across the board.
30th June 2020
Reopening of Schools - Online Safety Considerations
SWGfL has drawn together the following article and resource to help with reopening your school. What to think about when welcoming your children back from lockdown.
20th May 2020
The Public Show Support to RP Helpline
After extensive coverage and a surge in cases, the public show support to the RP Helpline.
11th May 2020
Press Start With Gaming
New to gaming and want to see what all the fuss is about? Here we look at why gaming is so popular and list some experiences you can play individually or as a whole family.
4th May 2020
New Service for Reporting Phishing Emails to NCSC
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has launched a service to enable you to report suspected phishing emails to them – the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS).
22nd April 2020
Coronavirus - Staying connected and Keeping Safe at Home
Keeping in touch with loved ones and most importantly staying safe is important during self-isolation - hear what our professionals have to say.
25th March 2020
Trend Micro Maximum Security – Free for Six Months
Trend Micro are offering free access for six months to Trend Micro Maximum Security, their consumer internet security product, to support schools with home working and home learning.
24th March 2020
Coronavirus, What You Need to Know - Professionals & Parents
With remote learning now taking full effect, there are a few things to keep in mind if you're a professional or a parent now working from home.
23rd March 2020
SWGfL Services Update
SWGfL is taking the necessary measures to ensure the health and safety of our amazing staff in light of the recent Coronavirus outbreak. Our expert team will continue to offer their professional services - here's the full breakdown.
17th March 2020
Advice on Safe Remote Learning amidst Coronavirus
The Covid-19 outbreak may mean enforced school closure becomes more likely. SWGfL and the UK Safer Internet Centre have released guidance to help schools plan for teaching remotely.
13th March 2020