With this year’s Safer Internet Day theme being all about gaming, we’re jumping into this huge topic over the next few weeks. For now though, we're looking at the humble beginnings of gaming and how online safety has evolved alongside it.
14th January 2022
SWGfL and The Marie Collins Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new support service that is there to support professionals working with children and young people around tackling harmful sexual behaviour incidents on and offline. Find out more in this article.
10th January 2022
Safer Internet Day is just over a month away and there’s already so much you can do to get involved. Take a look at some of the activities you can do in this latest article to show your support on the 8th February 2022.
7th January 2022
A new year brings a new school term, so why not spend time taking a look at our products, services & resources to support you during this time. Discover more about some of the services we offer in this latest article.
5th January 2022
Find out our Christmas opening hours from all of the SWGfL services. From all of us here. we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
22nd December 2021
In this annual report, the Professionals Online Safety Helpline analyses the data from 2020 and finds out what the effects of lockdown were as well as the reports received from professionals working with children and young people.
21st December 2021
We have brought out an updated TikTok checklist available to download. The checklist breaks down how users can perform certain actions to keep their profiles more in their control. Find out what is included.
15th December 2021
A joint committee of MPs joined to scrutinise the draft online safety bill and to make further recommendations for improvement before it goes to parliament and finalised in 2022. Today, the report on the draft bill has been published with the following recommendations.
14th December 2021
The Revenge Porn Helpline has now released their five-year report ‘Intimate image abuse, an evolving landscape’ looking at the period between 2015 - 2020. Take a look at the full report and the findings here:
14th December 2021
If you missed Exploring Media Literacy last week, don’t worry, we’ve compiled all the resources and topics that were discussed. Find out who spoke at the event and what information is now available.
13th December 2021
YouTube has incorporated a new feature to ‘hide’ the ‘dislike’ count on videos making it only private to the creator but still allowing viewers to press the ‘dislike’ button if they wish. Take a look at our article to find out more.
10th December 2021
Tickets are still available for our online event with TikTok - Make sure you reserve your free place and get ready to hear from some of the leading professionals around the subject of media literacy.
3rd December 2021
The Revenge Porn Helpline, operated by SWGfL, is delighted to announce the launch of StopNCII.org. We have worked closely with Meta to develop a new platform to protect people threatened with the sharing of intimate images without consent. Find out more in this article.
2nd December 2021
Keep a close eye on our social media through December as we’ll be posting a new message every day which will include advice, resources or tools to support you with online safety. Find out more in this article.
29th November 2021
We’re calling for your help to answer this questionnaire about the platform Report Harmful Content and to share your experiences of harmful content online.
25th November 2021
Recent cyber-bullying research conducted by the Early Intervention Foundation has shown that only a third of professionals working with adolescents were ‘equipped to help stop cyberbullying’. Find out what was found and why there is a need for more online safety training.
23rd November 2021