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
This is why we launched Report Harmful Content
Report Harmful Content officially launched on Tuesday 3 December. These stories and statistics show exactly why the service is so important.
5th December 2019
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
Should young people be left to their own devices at school?
Should young people be allowed to bring their own devices into school? Some schools ban; some schools allow; and some have a hybrid policy, but what is the correct answer? David Wright, SWGfL Online Safety Manager and UKSIC Director looks at the case for and against BYOD.
23rd May 2019
SWGfL's Helplines - Quarter 1 2019 Update
Harmful Content Manager, Kathryn Tremlett, gives us an update of SWGfL's Helplines, including our newest service, Report Harmful Content. We are also given an insight into the top issues the children's workforce and the general public are facing online.
16th May 2019
IWF Releases Annual Report and Olivia's Story
UKSIC partner charity, the Internet Watch Foundation, has released its annual report. In addition to highlighting the impact of the important work it does, the report tells Olvia's story.
1st May 2019
Harmful Content Online - An Explainer
Do you know what harmful content online is? And would you know what to do if you came across it? Our colleagues at Report Harmful Content Online explain.
16th January 2019
Intimate Image Abuse: Why our website is a resource for everyone
Not all visitors to the the RP website are victims. The site is a resource for everyone who wants to learn about intimate image abuse, why people become victims and information about the law.
10th January 2019
New national service launched to assist public in reporting online harmful content
As a partner within the UK Safer Internet Centre, SWGfL is launching a new reporting centre to assist the public in reporting online abuse and harmful content: Report Harmful Content Online.
20th December 2018
How Reporting Violations on Social Media Works
There is a lot of confusion about reporting content on social media platforms. Here we hope to debunk some myths, help you understand the process and therefore make more effective reports on social media.
20th November 2018
Schools, Fake Accounts and RIPAs - What you can do
Increasingly the Professionals Online Safety Helpline gets calls from teachers and schools reporting fake social media accounts. But what can you do? What power do you have to do something about it?
17th May 2018
Report shows growing trend in Child Sexual Abuse Imagery
Yesterday’s news about the man who impersonated Justin Bieber being charged with more than 900 child sex related offences reinforces how critical it is that we continue to work to keep young people safe online
10th March 2017
Concerns about Facebook reporting
Amid criticisms of Facebook's handling of reports about sexualised images of children, we offer advice about reporting illegal online content
7th March 2017