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
Staying safe on Xbox – 5 in 5
Five tips, five minutes, high five. If your kids are playing Xbox, take five minutes now to understand how you can keep them safe and clued up when they're gaming.
13th January 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
Staying safe on PlayStation – 5 in 5
Five tips, five minutes, high five. Get to grips with gaming with our quickfire guide to staying safe on PlayStation.
30th December 2019
Take the stress out of gaming this Christmas
Household upon household will wake up to new games consoles this Christmas. If yours is going to be one of them, these tips could be lifesavers.
20th 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
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