Announcing the SWGfL Online Safety Podcast
A podcast discussing the latest news, trends, and concepts in online safety. Featuring a range of hosts, expert guests, and tonnes of useful advice, the SWGfL podcast is your one-stop-shop for all things online safety.
9th September 2019
More details on changes to 360 Degree Safe tool
Online tools and behaviours have changed significantly in the 10 years since 360 degree safe was launched and we feel it is time for the structure of the tool to reflect these developments. In doing this, we will introduce new features to help you save time, work more efficiently and meet your statutory obligations.
5th September 2019
Online Safety for NQTs – The Ultimate Starter Pack
Fresh from teacher training, you're ready to take on your first year of teaching... But have you thought about how you'll teach online safety? Don't panic - we've got everything you'll need.
29th August 2019
Research reveals gendered trends in revenge porn crimes
Research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), as part of a collaboration between the University of Exeter, the Revenge Porn Helpline and Professionals Online Safety Helpline, has revealed a striking gender disparity in intimate image abuse crimes.
23rd August 2019
Social media in the summer holidays – advice for parents and carers
Whether you and your children use TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram or something else entirely, social media can be used safely and happily over the summer with just a few precautions.
9th August 2019
Sharing images in the summer holidays – advice for parents and carers
Sun's out, cameras out! We've got some top tips to ensure you capture happy memories in a safe and respectful way this summer.
1st August 2019
Gaming in the summer holidays – advice for parents and carers
As part of our work for the UK Safer Internet Centre, we have put together advice for parents and cares on gaming during the summer holidays.
29th July 2019
Balancing screen time over the holidays – advice for parents and carers
As part of our work for the UK Safer Internet Centre, we have put together a series of blogs with tips for parents and carers for the summer holidays.
24th July 2019
The UK Safer Internet Centre Family Summer Challenge
Our resident digital parenting expert Elizabeth Milovidov has put together this Family Summer Challenge as part of our work for the UK Safer Internet Centre.
22nd July 2019
The 360 degree safe tool is changing later in the year
14,000 schools across the UK are registered for our award-winning online safety self-review tool 360 degree safe, ten years after its launch. However online safety has changed and so will our tool. Get ready to welcome a new look 360 degree safe site. The tool will have new registration, new content, new design and features with fewer aspects. Still free to use for schools in the UK!
15th July 2019
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
Register for the SELMA Hacking hate MOOC!
Registration for the SELMA Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Hacking hate – How to empower young people to understand and disrupt online hate” is now open. Starting on 16 September 2019, it will target teachers, school leaders, social and youth workers, parents and anyone interested in the topic.
28th June 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
The GDPR is 1
The GDPR’s first birthday has just passed, and everyone in the EU was invited to the party (as long as you consented to receive the invitation). What’s been happening in the data protection area since the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) came into force?
5th June 2019
Revenge Porn Helpline Manager Speaks Out Against Online Harassment of Women
Sophie Mortimer, Manager of the Revenge Porn Helpline, attends New York conference to highlight the global plight of women and the online harassment they battle every day.
5th June 2019