Managing screen time for your children and Apple’s latest iOS12 release
In this blog, Steve Shepherd, a police officer working alongside SWGfL and the UK Safer Internet Centre, and a parent himself, looks at how parents and carers can manage their child’s screen time on the latest iOS12 release.
24th September 2018
Free Online safety briefings for professionals across the UK
Our free online safety events are back after the summer holidays! These sessions aim to help the children’s workforce safeguard children and young people, and support their wellbeing in a digital world.
24th September 2018
Online Safety is bigger than just being safe online
As Online Safety continues to gather momentum, we have moved from securing connections and filtering to health and welbeing, data privacy, impact of social media and more. As educators need to help young people navigate this world.
11th September 2018
Online Safety Calendar for Schools is Now Available!
It is a busy time for all school staff planning for the term ahead in terms of all aspects of teaching, learning and safeguarding. To help lighten the load we have created an online safety calendar for schools in the UK
5th September 2018
Schools invited to enter competition to tackle Online Hate
In this article Chris Heal, our communications officer, provides information about the SELMA hackathon competition around online hate speech and encourages young people aged 15-18 to enter by 20 September.
4th September 2018
Back to School: Social Media advice for teachers from the Professionals Online Safety Helpline
In this blog, Kat Tremlett – Professionals Online Safety Helpline Practitioner, looks at some of the key questions posed by teachers about how to manage the growing role of social media.
31st August 2018
Persuasive Design and how it keeps us glued to our devices
It's no great secret that mobile devices are designed to keep us connected. We take a look at the design elements that make them so persuasive and offer some steps you can take to take back control.
21st August 2018
Parenting in a Digital Age: The art of conversation in the age of Social Media
It’s the holidays; bed times get later, screen times get longer, and we sometimes worry more about what children are seeing and doing online. In this blog we look at why dialogue is so important when it comes to dealing with issues around how your child uses the internet.
15th August 2018
Safer Internet Day 2019 - Save the Date, Tuesday 5th February
Safer Internet Day (SID)2019 which will take place on Tuesday 5th February 2019, with the global theme of ‘Together for a better internet’.
13th August 2018
Government announces new UK Council to improve Online Safety
The UK Government has announced it is expanding the scope of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) to help improve online safety for everyone.
30th July 2018
From Gaming to Safeguarding concerns: The Professionals Online Safety Helpline quarterly update
The Professionals Online Safety Helpline provides free support to members of the children's workforce in the UK with an online safety concern. In this blog Kat Tremlett, Helpline Practitioner, offers an insight into the type of cases the helpline has been dealing with over the last 3 months.
19th July 2018
An insight into the Childnet Film Competition
Earlier this month Sally Batchelor, UKSIC Project Coordinator attended the ninth annual Childnet Film Competition, which aims to encourage young people to create a film based on online safety themes. In this article she tells us about the event and gives us an insight into the type of films on show.
16th July 2018
How Video Game Age Ratings Can Work For Your Family
Negative headlines about gaming often fail to see how much platform holders and publishers already provide. In this blog Andy Robertson explains how parents can make the most of what's out there to help children develop healthy gaming habits.
9th July 2018
Why Purchasing Connectivity Services For Education Settings Is Not Always What It Seems
The market for internet connectivity in education settings has changed, with lower connectivity prices on offer to schools and MATs. On the surface they look great. But are they too good to be true?
6th July 2018
Young People Urged to Help Tackle Online Hate
As part of a new pan-European project SWGfL is looking for young people, aged 15-18, to submit their ideas and take part in a competition in Berlin in December aimed at tackling online hate. Find out how to get involved.
25th June 2018
Abusive Comments - One of Main causes of Upset for Young People Online
Our second report in a series exploring the relationship between digital technology and young people's wellbeing.
21st June 2018