With schools now on break, professionals, parents and carers can now promote various online safety resources, guidance and tools which are available to use at home. Take a look at what is available for the summer holidays.
3rd August 2021
This week, Instagram have announced some new changes into how young people’s social media accounts can be managed in order to detract from unwanted followers and messages from strangers.
29th July 2021
Barefoot computing have provided resources, designed to show professionals what Computational Thinking looks like in the EYFS in response to the removal of technology from the new EYFS statutory coming in September.
26th July 2021
Today, the law commission has published new recommendations to address harm online through protecting victims of online abuse as well as aiming to protect freedom of expression. Find out what was put forward
21st July 2021
The Government has published a new strategy today to help protect women and girls against violence and harm offline and online. Find out what is included and hear from the Revenge Porn Helpline on what this means for protecting victims.
21st July 2021
We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting Online Safety Day once again this year with social media giant Facebook. Find out what you can do to be the first to sign up to this online event.
19th July 2021
Caroline Dinenage, Minister for Digital and Culture launched a new Online Media Literacy Strategy to help combat misinformation online. The strategy has been brought forward to support teachers, carers, youth workers and librarians in their skills to help children and young people in spotting misinformation online.
15th July 2021
We are pleased to announce that the long anticipated Knowledge Map feature for ProjectEVOLVE has now officially launched for years 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 10. Find out how this new feature can revolutionise how professionals engage with their students in this latest blog.
12th July 2021
Managing a young person’s device can be tough, especially when so many children are likely to have their own smartphones, tablets etc, from a young age. In this blog we look at what monitoring apps can offer along with some considerations around using apps such as these.
9th July 2021
SWGfL are proud to offer cyber security training from Mimecast to support staff in identifying common cyber-attacks whilst raising awareness about protecting and improving defences. Find out about human error and what schools can do to protect themselves.
6th July 2021
With so many anti-virus and security software companies all offering their products to you directly, it might be confusing to know which product is best and what the best price is. Find out how Bitdefender can protect your school at the best price.
2nd July 2021
The government has produced new guidance around protecting users online in response to smaller tech firms feeling less confident in incorporating online safety measures. Find out what was put forward and how this goes towards protecting children online.
30th June 2021
In this blog we’ll look at the impact social media fame can bring to individuals across all ages and consider what factors users should be aware of when wanting to find fame online.
25th June 2021
Today (Wednesday 23rd June 2021) Report Harmful Content launched their annual report for 2021 Through These Walls, analysing data between January 2020 -December 2020. Find out what was discovered and download the report here.
23rd June 2021
We spoke with the manager of Report Harmful Content Kathryn Tremlett, to discuss the importance of the service and the impact it has had since it first began. Read the full interview and find out all you need to know about the essential helpline.
21st June 2021
The purpose of this article is to share an introductory explanation about the dark web, helping to demystify it and also to put forward suggestions about responding if a young person is using the platform
14th June 2021