Online Safety Alerts - Think Before You Scare
The Education Safeguarding Advisor (Online Protection) within the Education Safeguarding Service regularly receives queries from schools in relation to warning parents/carers and young people about the online safeguarding risks they have heard about via the media.
26th February 2019
Think. Check. Check again.
1 in 5 British schools and colleges experienced a cyber-attack, with 50% of those being targeted by a phishing scam according to research last year. For those attacked, the loss of data (82%) and the costs involved in putting things right (47%) were the two greatest concerns.
19th February 2019
New Swiggle protects children as they take their first Net steps
We are proud to announce the launch of our new child friendly search engine Swiggle.org.uk. We have redeveloped Swiggle to provide the best online safety and user experience for young people as they take their first steps searching the internet
14th February 2019
Barefoot gets a new website and a fantastic new resource!
Barefoot has got a shiny new website. It’s been around for a few weeks but you might not have got a chance to see it yet, so head on over! It’s lovely, bright and intuitive with the same areas as the old website but with a brand new look. Why not take a look around?
14th February 2019
Recap: Safer Internet Day at Everton Football Club
250 young people from 22 schools attended workshops on this year’s theme of "Our internet, our choice" with a focus on understanding consent in a digital world
12th February 2019
Recap: Safer Internet Day in Scotland
SWGfL and the UK Safer Internet Centre were in Easthouses, Dalkeith marking the biggest Safer Internet Day in Scotland yet with Newbattle High School and Minster for Childcare and Early Years, Maree Todd
12th February 2019
SELMA research report Hacking Online Hate: Building an Evidence Base for Educators
The SELMA project has published Hacking Online Hate: Building an Evidence Base for Educators, a research report that synthesises the main findings of comprehensive research
11th February 2019
Screentime or Screenuse?
Flipping the conversation with young people using SWGfL EVOLVE. This new free platform is for any adult who wants to shape and support children and young people’s online lives
8th February 2019
Recap: Safer Internet Day at Liverpool Football Club
Liverpool Football Club and the UK Safer Internet Centre hosted over 400 children at Anfield on Safer Internet Day. Thirty-one schools from across Liverpool gathered to listen to our online safety expert, play Safer Internet Day games, meet players and tour the stadium.
7th February 2019
On Safer Internet Day we come together for a better internet
This Tuesday 5 February is Safer Internet Day! Thousands of schools and organisations throughout the UK will come together to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
4th February 2019
SWGfL - A Look Back at 2018
2018 saw SWGfL continue to extend its reach across both the UK and the globe, influencing positive change amongst young people, the children’s workforce, the general public and governments.
21st January 2019
2018 - The Best Year for Barefoot Yet!
In 2018, the SWGfL team coordinated over 1,150 workshops in primary schools across the UK, reaching over 16,300 teachers and ultimately making an impact on over 430,000 pupils.
17th January 2019
Harmful Content Online - An Explainer
Do you know what harmful content online is? And would you know what to do if you came across it? Our colleagues at Report Harmful Content Online explain.
16th January 2019
Intimate Image Abuse: Why our website is a resource for everyone
Not all visitors to the the RP website are victims. The site is a resource for everyone who wants to learn about intimate image abuse, why people become victims and information about the law.
10th January 2019
Safer Internet Day - SID TV 2019 Launched
Each year we create a series of films for Safer Internet Day to engage young people and help start conversations in classrooms across the country. Here's how to use the films in your school.
9th January 2019
New national service launched to assist public in reporting online harmful content
As a partner within the UK Safer Internet Centre, SWGfL is launching a new reporting centre to assist the public in reporting online abuse and harmful content: Report Harmful Content Online.
20th December 2018