How AMS can Successfully Help Safeguard Students (Case Studies)
What is AMS? How can AMS help schools to actively keep their school community safe? We look at two case studies where assisted monitoring helped safeguard students.
27th July 2020
UK Safer Internet Centre takes over Secretariat of APPG on Social Media
The UK Safer Internet Centre is taking over as the new Secretariat to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Media. This vital new role will help cement children’s online safety at the heart of Government policy.
23rd July 2020
The New Online Resilience Tool for Education Professionals
The POSH helpline has been teaming up with HeadStart Kernow to help and advise them on the new Online Resilience Tool which provides a practical way for education professionals to assess young people’s online behaviour.
20th July 2020
Why Do We Play Video Games?
Have you ever wondered why so many of us play video games? Is there more to it than just being a fun distraction? Here we look at some of the psychology and lesser known benefits of gaming whilst addressing some of the more common complaints towards the medium.
16th July 2020
Primary School Receives Record Online Safety Mark Achievement
St. Mark’s Ecumenical Anglican/Methodist Primary School becomes the first school to be awarded the Online Safety Mark for the fourth time.
15th July 2020
Microsoft Teams - 5 in 5
Microsoft Teams continues to be a particularly popular choice for video conferencing. Here we highlight some of the many features and benefits available whilst showing you how to stay safe when using it.
14th July 2020
Internet Matters release new Social Media Online Safety Hub
Internet Matters along with Facebook have worked together to release an internet hub to offer tailored advice on how to connect safely online across a range of social media platforms. This includes advice and support for young people, parents and carers on how to connect safely online, as well as providing a range of helpful guidance that is tailored for your needs.
7th July 2020
Beyond limits - 'Barefoot' Success Wins Award.
Find out what happened when Barefoot and a crowd of primary school students streamed live computer code to the largest screen in Europe, the Piccadilly Lights in London.
6th July 2020
How to become an Online Tutor – Safeguarding Considerations
If you’re looking to start a career as an online tutor or offer your teaching skills to schools during this time, there are certain things to consider when it comes to delivering online lessons.
1st July 2020
Online Tutoring – Safeguarding Considerations for Schools
Tutoring is more important than ever, with a constant need to keep students and young people engaged in their education. Here are some safeguarding considerations if you're a school looking to recruit online tutors.
1st July 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
The Future of Webinar Events at SWGfL
With remote learning and video conferencing becoming such a staple practice in the UK amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, SWGfL is looking to host more webinar events in order to share our latest information, guidance and products.
26th June 2020
Whisper – What Happens Next?
Find out how Whisper will continue to support schools during this time. Get all the information on how our donation will continue and hear all about our latest offer.
23rd June 2020
Online Safety Training more Important than Ever!
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are now spending more time online. Because of this, online safety training for young people, their parents and those working with children is now more important than ever.
22nd June 2020
Covid-19: Expectations and Effects on Children Online
Covid-19 has affected the lives of billions of people across the world, with unprecedented peacetime restrictions imposed. David Wright (Director of UK Safer Internet Centre) looks at the expectations and effects this time has had towards children online.
18th June 2020
SWGfL & Facebook Release a New Guide for Schools using Facebook Apps
SWGfL have been pleased to work directly with Facebook and Childnet to produce a brand new guide for education professionals using Facebook apps.
15th June 2020