TikTok Promotes Positivity With New Comment Features
TikTok has incorporated two new features to promote respect and kindness on the app. Creators can now filter their comments for review and users are prompted to reconsider their words if they are drawn to post harmful material.
12th March 2021
SWGfL and Internet Matters Launch Campaign to Address Impact of Remote Learning on Young People
We have joined forces with Internet Matters to launch a campaign that addresses the impact of remote learning throughout the lockdown period. Our Instagram campaign will look at the coping strategies of young people in how they have managed their various stresses throughout remote learning.
22nd February 2021
Snapchat’s New Safety Resources Launch In The UK
In the run up to Safer Internet Day, Snapchat released brand new safety resources including Safety Snapshot and the Parent Guide. Read our latest article to find out more.
11th February 2021
SWGfL Release Online Safety Advent Calendar For Christmas
In the run up to Christmas, we will be running our very own online safety advent calendar on social media. Find out what's in store and get following on our platforms!
27th November 2020
An Interview with Roblox
We sat down with Laura Higgins, the Director of Civility and Community Safety at Roblox to ask some questions about the popular online gaming platform. Read the whole interview here.
23rd September 2020
SWGfL and Netflix release new Parental Control Checklist
SWGfL have added a brand new checklist to their resources. This time we've worked with Netflix to produce a checklist on how to effectively use parental controls
9th September 2020
UK Safer Internet Centre takes over Secretariat of APPG on Social Media
The UK Safer Internet Centre is taking over as the new Secretariat to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Media. This vital new role will help cement children’s online safety at the heart of Government policy.
23rd July 2020
Microsoft Teams - 5 in 5
Microsoft Teams continues to be a particularly popular choice for video conferencing. Here we highlight some of the many features and benefits available whilst showing you how to stay safe when using it.
14th July 2020
SWGfL & Facebook Release a New Guide for Schools using Facebook Apps
SWGfL have been pleased to work directly with Facebook and Childnet to produce a brand new guide for education professionals using Facebook apps.
15th June 2020
360 Degree Safe Report - Findings Breakdown
Finding the 'State of the Nation' report hard going? Here, we break down the key findings of what was uncovered.
12th March 2020
Privacy vs Safety - The Conflict
Privacy is the number 1 priority for Facebook and associated platforms, moving forward. In his blog, Mark Zuckerberg outlines his vision for a future of ‘privacy focused social networking’, admitting that “frankly we don't currently have a strong reputation for building privacy protective services,..”
6th March 2020
SWGfL launches new Roblox & Tiktok checklists
This Safer Internet Day we launched our two most recent checklists for the popular online gaming platform Roblox, and the mobile video hosting app, TikTok.
2nd March 2020
Identity Online - #freetobe
There are two sides to every coin, and maybe even more if you look long enough. You are the same but a different you when you’re at dinner with your Grandma than if you are out with your friends on Friday night and online is just the same.
7th February 2020
We all have an online reputation. What’s yours?
If you use the internet, you've got an online reputation (or digital footprint). Knowing what's out there and how to control it is important for everyone. This is how you do it.
20th January 2020
Improve your privacy online – 5 in 5
Five tips, five minutes, high five. Get a grip on your privacy and security online with this quickfire privacy checkup.
16th December 2019
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