Christmas is a time for sharing - make sure it's with consent
With a string of high-production-value nativity performances upcoming, have you considered the implications of photographing your leading star's performance?
27th November 2019
Top tips to set up a whole-school strategy to hack online hate
Tackling online hate speech with young people ideally goes beyond the classroom, as part of a collaborative effort involving many different education stakeholders.
2nd October 2019
Are you up-to-date with online safety resources?
Do you know about all of the resources out there to help you improve how you teach, manage, and practice online safety? No? In that case, you'd better read this - pronto.
13th September 2019
The Evolution of Digital Literacy
The replacement of SWGfL’s current Digital Literacy Curriculum resource with its comprehensive and innovative programme ProjectEVOLVE, due for release in mid-Autumn 2019.
10th September 2019
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
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
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
Littletown Academy – Bringing Education into the Cloud
Littletown is a primary academy with big ICT ambitions. Customer Engagement Manager, Rachel Payne, looks at how a fast connection and a great IT strategy can transform learning for the better.
6th December 2018
Bridge Schools Multi-Academy Trust
Customer Engagement Manager, Rachel, looks at how an SWGfL connectivity solution, including filtering and firewalls, allows a network of schools in Cornwall to operate more efficiently.
4th December 2018
SWGfL - Working for Academies
From online safety to broadband connections, SWGfL provides a variety of solutions to support schools within multi academy trusts.
13th November 2018
Parental Controls and Christmas gifts – what should I do?
Some early bird shoppers are probably planning to take advantage of Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals – the busiest and biggest retail events of the year to snag some bargain gifts.
25th October 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
Does your school have an Online Safety First Aider?
It is as vital for every school and organisation working with children and young people to have an Online Safety Champion as it is to have a First Aider. That’s why we offer everyone who works with children and young people the European Pedagogical ICT (EPICT) Online Safety Qualification.
13th June 2018
Safeguarding Young People Online - A Question of Ethics?
The Professionals Online Safety Helpline has received several calls recently by schools who have been contacted by organisations claiming to have chatted to pupils online and offering the school online safety training. Here are a few things to consider.
11th June 2018
How to choose the right Internet Service Provider for MATs
As more schools come together to form Federations and Multi Academy Trusts, there are significant savings to be made when switching to one Internet Service Provider. But how do you work out what’s the best service for your group of schools?
6th June 2018