Creating an Effective School Safeguarding Strategy
Online Safety has become a key and pivotal part of a school’s broader safeguarding commitment. So where to start? It can look a daunting task when viewed as a whole so the key is breaking the task down into manageable sections.
11th December 2018
Parental Controls and Christmas gifts – what should I do?
Some early bird shoppers are probably planning to take advantage of Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals – the busiest and biggest retail events of the year to snag some bargain gifts.
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
Ground-breaking ransomware protection now available!
Ransomware is one of the most prevalent types of malware affecting organisations today. It encrypts your files and holds them hostage until the ransom is paid. Find out how you can fend off attacks with our new anti-ransomware solution and download the Ransomware White Paper…
1st October 2018
Online Safety is bigger than just being safe online
As Online Safety continues to gather momentum, we have moved from securing connections and filtering to health and welbeing, data privacy, impact of social media and more. As educators need to help young people navigate this world.
11th September 2018
Online Safety Calendar for Schools is Now Available!
It is a busy time for all school staff planning for the term ahead in terms of all aspects of teaching, learning and safeguarding. To help lighten the load we have created an online safety calendar for schools in the UK
5th September 2018
Government announces new UK Council to improve Online Safety
The UK Government has announced it is expanding the scope of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) to help improve online safety for everyone.
30th July 2018
From Gaming to Safeguarding concerns: The Professionals Online Safety Helpline quarterly update
The Professionals Online Safety Helpline provides free support to members of the children's workforce in the UK with an online safety concern. In this blog Kat Tremlett, Helpline Practitioner, offers an insight into the type of cases the helpline has been dealing with over the last 3 months.
19th July 2018
Staying Safe Online over the Summer
It’s a busy time of year for schools, but that means it's a good time to book one of our bespoke Online Safety Training Sessions with one of our experts.
18th June 2018
Safeguarding Young People Online - A Question of Ethics?
The Professionals Online Safety Helpline has received several calls recently by schools who have been contacted by organisations claiming to have chatted to pupils online and offering the school online safety training. Here are a few things to consider.
11th June 2018
UK Government publishes response to Internet Safety Strategy Greenpaper consultation
Yesterday (Sunday 20th May) the UK Government published its response to the results of the Internet Safety Strategy Green Paper which looks at how we can ensure Britain is the safest place in the world to be online.
21st May 2018
Survey of Headteachers and Safeguarding Leads
The use of mobile devices by children appears to put more young people at risk of online sexual abuse. Marie Collins Foundation and the University of Suffolk want to establish a clear picture of the scale of the issue.
26th April 2018
A BOOST to Online Safety
We have listened to your feedback and built on the improvements we delivered in the redeveloped Online Safety BOOST tool with a big upgrade that we launched today. Read on to find out more about what’s new in this release.
22nd March 2018
Safety Snakes: Programming meets Online Safety
Safety Snakes is a brand new, free resource designed to help primary school pupils learn how to stay safe online, while also developing their computational thinking and programming skills.
22nd January 2018
Why sharing passwords is a bad idea
This week the privacy regulator has cautioning MP’s over sharing their passwords with their staff after a number of tweets revealed they were engaged in the practice. But why not? What could go wrong if I do?
6th December 2017
SWGfL response to Government's Internet Safety Strategy
SWGfL Director, David Wright, responds to the Government's Internet Safety Strategy green paper, we reflect on the document and look at where it may need some development.
27th November 2017