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
Latest Version of "So You Got Naked Online" Released
So You Got Naked Online’ was first written in 2012 and has proved to be one of our most valuable and popular resources; translated into many languages it has inspired content globally. We have now updated the resource for 2020
4th February 2020
How to handle sexting incidents as a parent or teacher
It might feel like your worst nightmare, but sexting happens and if it goes wrong, the young people in your life need you to have the knowledge and resources to support them. This article will give you both.
6th January 2020
How SWGfL is helping to eliminate violence against women
November 25th marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls. This day is a cause that means a great deal to SWGfL, as much of our work operating three helplines comes back to gendered violence.
25th November 2019
What does summer look like on the Revenge Porn Helpline?
In a word: hectic. The team behind the UK's only support service for adult victims of intimate image abuse weren't on the beach, they were busy dealing with their highest caseload to date. Read all about their non-stop summer here.
16th September 2019
Research reveals gendered trends in revenge porn crimes
Research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), as part of a collaboration between the University of Exeter, the Revenge Porn Helpline and Professionals Online Safety Helpline, has revealed a striking gender disparity in intimate image abuse crimes.
23rd August 2019
Latest Research: Young people feel pressured into sending nudes
SWGfL - as part of its work in the UK Safer Internet Centre - with Plymouth University, The Office of the eSafety Commissioner and Netsafe have collaborated on research into young people’s experience of sexting.
13th December 2017
Consultation for teachers about PSHE and RSE
Teachers around the UK are invited to take part in a consultation to shape PSHE and RSE education in schools.
22nd November 2017
Help shape research into sexting among young people
Take part in our survey to help us gain a better understanding of sexting among young people in the UK.
5th July 2017
EastEnders sexting storyline: soap wades into murky issue
EastEnders has thrust the subject of sexting into the limelight recently, but how common is the problem and how has the show handled this sensitive topic?
6th April 2017
SWGfL Roundup of 2016
2016 has been a whirlwind of headlines including data protection, appropriate filtering and monitoring, sexting, social media, ransomware and the computing curriculum. Read our 2016 roundup and discover all the great content you may have missed
7th December 2016
5 first line responses to online safety issues
5 first line responses to help students better to prepare and deal with the potential online safety issues.
5th September 2016
Sexting and Revenge Porn, What’s the difference?
You could be forgiven for thinking RP and sexting are the same thing, they are similar, but they are different especially when we are talking about child online safety and in this article I will try to explain why
12th July 2016
6 smart steps to SnapChat success
So what is SnapChat and why is it so popular? Kids seem to really love it but, like most apps these days, there is potential risk associated. We run through six simple tips and facts to help you understand what SnapChat is and what you need to look out for.
13th June 2016
Responding to and Managing Sexting Incidents: Updated advice for Schools
The National Police Chief Council released a statement on the procedure they have to take when a 'sexting' incident is reported to the police. As a result SWGfL and the UK Safer Internet Centre have updated their advice for schools...
24th May 2016
We all know the biggest worry occurs when those pictures leave the hands of the creator and are shared wider than the intended audience. In some cases ending up being shared by and even sold to paedophiles. The ramifications of this can be huge and emotionally distressing for the victim...
19th August 2015