Online Safety Day 2021

Wednesday 29th September 13:00 - 15:00pm

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We are pleased to announce that SWGfL’s Online Safety Day has returned for 2021! This annual event powered by Facebook brings together thousands of professionals throughout the UK to hear about the current state of online safety for the new school year.

Listen to the leading experts in the field of education to learn about what new resources, tools and guidance can support you in keeping children and young people safe online. As always, this free event has limited capacity so don’t delay in signing up!

Guest Speakers

Online Safety Day is bringing together some of the leading professionals in the field of online safety. We are joining some of the most renowned organisations to help spread valuable awareness around the latest tools, guidance and services to help keep children and young people safe online. Find out more about each speaker and what they are due to speak on below.

Topics for Discussion 

The event will be covering a wide range of online safety topics which have seen to be some of the leading trends throughout the year. Our speakers have pulled together their expertise to provide all the  information and guidance you need to help respond to challenges surrounding online safety including:

South West Grid for Learning 

SWGfL are a not for profit charity ensuring everyone can benefit from technology free from harm. Forming 1/3 of the UK Safer Internet Centre, our experts advise schools, public bodies and industry on appropriate actions to take in regards to safeguarding and advancing positive online safety policies. Take a look at some of our projects.


Schools Online Safety Index

Report Harmful Content Button 


360 Self Review Tool

Test Filtering 


Facebook have introduced two new features for Instagram to help users hide comments and messages they don't want to see as well as limit the amount of unwanted comments and messages. These new features can be used if users are concerned about offensive material or unwanted contact. Find out how you can incorporate these features into your accounts.

Hidden Words


The Diana Award 

The Diana Award isa legacy to Princess Diana’s belief that young people have the power to change the world. They also run the anti-bullying campaign which engages young people, parents and teachers to change the attitudes, behaviour and culture of bullying by building skills and confidence to address different situations, both online and offline.

The Diana Award 


The Big Assembly

Internet Matters 

Internet Matters is a a not for profit organisation supporting children's safety & wellbeing in thedigital world. They provide a free range of resources that can support parents and children around digital safety. Take a look at their latest resources below.

Online Money Management 

Fake News and Misinformation

The Online Together Project 

Inclusive Digital Safety Hub 

Digital Passport

Professionals Online Safety Helpline 

The Professionals Online Safety Helpline is run by the UK Safer Internet Centre and is there to help professionals with any online safety concern they may be having. They have unique relationships with industry - including direct channels to escalate concerns to social media companies and many websites. Take a look at their resources:

Contact the Helpline

So you got naked online

So you got naked online (SEND) 

Online Resilience Tool

University Online Welfare Packs 

Bournemouth University

Professor Andy Phippen is a Professor of Digital Rights at the Bournemouth University. His section will focus around the impact of sexual harrassment in schools and the findings around the research undertaken. Take a look at the research he will reference.

Sexting: An Exploration of Practices, Attitudes and Influences

Sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools

Internet Watch Foundation 

The IWF hotline area not-for-profit/NGO with a mission to eliminate online child sexual abuse. They form 1/3 of the UK Safer Internet Centre and for25 years have given people a safe place to report child sexual abuse imagery, anonymously – now in 46 countries. Find out some of their most groundbreaking tools and services 

IWF Hotline

Report Remove

Face the Facts: Annual Report

Opportunities and Events

Want to be in with a chance to win some free items from Facebook? Just put your school details below and we'll be choosing the first 100 schools to send some goodies to. Please note: We won't use this information for marketing purposes.

Facebook Goodie Bag

SWGfL are pleased to join with Bitdefender along with some of the leading experts in cyber security to bring you our latest event taking place on Wednesday 13th October. To register your interest and be the first to know when tickets are available, just fill out the form below. Tickets are limited so don't delay.

Register for Cyber Secure Schools Event 

The first 150 schools to fill in this survey will receive five complimentary licences for Bitdefender Total Security Software, as a thank you for helping us, Bitdefender and the University of Kent gather research around cyber security in schools.

Complete Cyber Security Survey

Online Safety Day 2020 - Last Years Event 

Online Safety Day 2020 was met with hundreds of people from all over the UK, coming together to hear the latest news in online safety. The day brought together leading professionals from SWGfL, Childnet, Internet Matters and Facebook to share their own guidance amidst returning to school after remote learning . We have broken down the event to make sure you have everything that was included from the day. 

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