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
Social media in the summer holidays – advice for parents and carers
Whether you and your children use TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram or something else entirely, social media can be used safely and happily over the summer with just a few precautions.
9th August 2019
Sharing images in the summer holidays – advice for parents and carers
Sun's out, cameras out! We've got some top tips to ensure you capture happy memories in a safe and respectful way this summer.
1st August 2019
Gaming in the summer holidays – advice for parents and carers
As part of our work for the UK Safer Internet Centre, we have put together advice for parents and cares on gaming during the summer holidays.
29th July 2019
Balancing screen time over the holidays – advice for parents and carers
As part of our work for the UK Safer Internet Centre, we have put together a series of blogs with tips for parents and carers for the summer holidays.
24th July 2019
4 in 5 Parents Concerned About Children's Exposure to Pornography
New research released by SWGfL finds that 4 in 5 parents are concerned about exposure of their children to pornography online. The study also found that 60% of young people know how to bypass at least some internet safety restrictions in the home.
17th April 2019
Holidays, Toys and Tech: A checklist for parents and carers
Christmas holidays are almost here and connected toys are more enticing than ever. Before purchasing everything on your family wish list, you may want to thoughtfully consider the toys and tech that will create the right balance in your home.
11th December 2018
Online Pornography is UK Parents' Most Widely Shared Worry
The most widely acknowledged concern among parents is exposure of their children to online pornography, according to collaborative research conducted with the University of Plymouth by South West Grid for Learning.
10th December 2018
A look at the recent incorporation of 'gaming disorder' into the International Classification of Diseases by the WHO
14th November 2018
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
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
A parent’s guide to YouTube Restricted Mode
Explore the safety feature ‘Restricted Mode’ on YouTube; looking at how it works and some things to be aware of when using it.
15th May 2018
Why Compulsory RSE is so important
To celebrate International Women's Day 2018, we look at proposals to allow parents to withdraw young people from RSE classes and discuss why it's a backward step.
8th March 2018
Parenting in a Digital Age: Youtube (+ 5 Top Tips)
Over the past 7 years, statistics show a big decline in traditional TV watching, with a corresponding large increase in on-demand consumption amongst young people. With such a big shift, how do we manage the risks?
21st February 2018
Parenting in a Digital Age: Call simulator apps, it's your call
Following recently articles about apps which promise to call you as various different cartoon characters. Kat Tremlett looks at the dangers these apps pose and what parents can do to protect young people.
31st January 2018
9 Tips for staying safe online at Christmas
At this time of year it is important to ensure that you and your children are safe when playing with new tech. Here are our tips for staying safe online this Christmas.
22nd November 2017