Safety Snakes: Programming meets Online Safety
Safety Snakes is a brand new, free resource designed to help primary school pupils learn how to stay safe online, while also developing their computational thinking and programming skills.
22nd January 2018
What's in a meme?
Carmel Glassbrook, Helpline Practitioner, looks at the viral nature of memes and the importance of stopping to think about the person beyond the meme.
19th January 2018
SWGfL at BETT 2018!
Now that we are all back in the swing of things in this new year of 2018, first order of business, only the biggest education event of the year! Get the 411 on everything we are doing at BETT this year!
16th January 2018
Life in Likes: The Children's Commissioner's report into social media use among 8-12s
We recently saw the release of the latest national report focussed on young people and social media. Here Ben Bolton looks at the report and how it relate's to his own work in Cornwall.
15th January 2018
Logan Paul, YouTube and vloggers as role models
YouTube has announced that the site is "cutting ties" with popular vlogger Logan Paul after he posted a video of a dead body.
12th January 2018
4 ways to get involved in Safer Internet Day 2018
Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February. If you work with young people, or have children yourself, here are a few ways to get involved.
11th January 2018
David Wright reviews the proposed changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education
DfE published a consultation on December 14th 2017 - here our Director David Wright offers his views on the proposed changes to ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ for schools and colleges in England.
19th December 2017
SWGfL 2017 Roundup
2017 has been another exciting year for everyone at SWGfL. Here's a round up of everything we've been doing.
14th December 2017
Latest Research: Young people feel pressured into sending nudes
SWGfL - as part of its work in the UK Safer Internet Centre - with Plymouth University, The Office of the eSafety Commissioner and Netsafe have collaborated on research into young people’s experience of sexting.
13th December 2017
New research into sexual harassment of young people on the internet
Childnet, one of our partners in the UK Safer Internet Centre, has published the findings from their Europe-wide project deSHAME, which shows that young people across the UK are being targeted by their peers with online sexual harassment.
8th December 2017
Why sharing passwords is a bad idea
This week the privacy regulator has cautioning MP’s over sharing their passwords with their staff after a number of tweets revealed they were engaged in the practice. But why not? What could go wrong if I do?
6th December 2017
YouTube expands work against abuse of platform
YouTube is one of the most widely used social media platforms in the world today. Here Susan Wojcicki, YouTube CEO, tells us how they are working to tackle abuse of the platform.
5th December 2017
SWGfL response to Government's Internet Safety Strategy
SWGfL Director, David Wright, responds to the Government's Internet Safety Strategy green paper, we reflect on the document and look at where it may need some development.
27th November 2017
Consultation for teachers about PSHE and RSE
Teachers around the UK are invited to take part in a consultation to shape PSHE and RSE education in schools.
22nd November 2017
9 Tips for staying safe online at Christmas
At this time of year it is important to ensure that you and your children are safe when playing with new tech. Here are our tips for staying safe online this Christmas.
22nd November 2017
On the Road again: SID TV goes on tour in the UK
As we ramp up for Safer Internet Day 2018, our team are working hard to create more cracking video content for this year's SIDTV
21st November 2017