We’re leaving the European Union! What does that mean for Data Protection in schools?
We've partnered with Firebird to bring you the latest advice and guidance on what data protection duties you need to fulfil before we leave the European Union.
11th November 2020
SWGfL and Firebird launch new Data Protection services for schools
SWGfL has partnered up with Firebird to launch a host of services that are there to support schools in their daily handling of data protection. This article looks at why data protection is so important and what schools need to be aware of.
1st September 2020
Trick or treat – tackling online horror stories
There are some scary sights online, with ghouls and demons lurking in dark corners hoping to steal your information or ruin your day. Proton packs at the ready, it's time to exorcise some digital ghosts.
28th October 2019
The GDPR is 1
The GDPR’s first birthday has just passed, and everyone in the EU was invited to the party (as long as you consented to receive the invitation). What’s been happening in the data protection area since the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) came into force?
5th June 2019
SWGfL takes a look at ICO's Age Appropriate Design Code
Last week the ICO released their draft code: Age appropriate design: A code of practice for online services. SWGfL Online Safety Consultant, Andrew Williams, takes a look at who is covered and what the code expects of developers.
24th April 2019
What to do when you've been hacked
It's that feeling in your stomach, that knot, that sick feeling. You've tried to log into your social media account or email, and it says "password incorrect".
25th October 2018
Safety and Security – Similar, yet different
Every school wants good safety and security. Achieving this, however, requires an understanding of how these two areas, often looked at as one, are quite different.
10th October 2018
Will Anti-Virus Alone Keep Us Safe?
You have seen the high-profile cases in the media and you know the damage malware can do. You may have even been a victim yourself. You already take steps to secure your devices and network. But are you doing enough?
10th October 2018
3-2-1 Backup: 5 Tips to keep your data safe
With the increasing role of data in our lives, it has become increasingly important to plan for the possibility that it all might go wrong one day. And if you think about it, it’s not only an event that might happen, it probably will.
10th October 2018
15th May 2018
GDPR is coming, but what does it mean to my school?
General Data Protection Regulation is a change in the legislation regarding how personal data can be stored and used and it comes into effect on the 25th May 2018. But what does it actually mean? What do we need to change in order to be compliant with this new law?
24th April 2018
Unmasking online anonymity
For many, anonymity allows them to express themselves freely online. But be careful what mask you put on. Be a superhero, not a villain.
11th May 2017
Parenting in a digital age: Privacy and parents - the digital disconnect
What are young people's expectations around their online privacy and how does this compare with parents own expectations?
10th April 2017
Summer Checklist for ICT Leadership Teams
With the revised 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' guidance being published, RM Easymail set to close shortly and updates to RM SafetyNet, make sure you're prepped for September.
10th July 2016
New Year, New Start to Data Protection
With the start of a new year, many of us have made a resolution or two, but if you haven't, then maybe it's time for a Data Protection Resolution...
12th January 2016