The clock is ticking for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Office 2010
Microsoft officially stops supporting Windows 7 on 14 January 2020. Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 also stop on 14 January 2020, and Office 2010 stops on 13 October 2020. If you’re running systems using any of these, there’s still time to act, but you’ll need to act quickly.
18th June 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
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
Hack online hate with the SELMA Toolkit
The SELMA Toolkit is an interactive set of tools and materials to support young people to understand what hate speech is, how it affects them and those around them, and what we can do together to make a difference.
22nd May 2019
Well-Being Tips for Teachers
Research shows that 69% of teachers are stressed at work and people are leaving the profession at a faster rate than ever before, but we don’t need academic research to see that teaching has become an increasingly stressful job. Carmel Glassbrook, Professionals Online Safety Helpline Practitioner, offers her top tips to help educators look after themselves .
15th May 2019
SELMA: Promoting tolerance and empathy online
SWGfL and partners and working to tackle online hate speech with SELMA. This month we are focusing on tolerance and empathy as a foundation on which to base respectful online discussion or effective counter narrative.
3rd May 2019
Pizza Party Per Favore!
Barefoot is excited to announce a new resource, Pizza Party! Created for pupils aged 9-11, it brings data collection and analysis to life through the power of pizza!
3rd May 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
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
Littletown Academy – Bringing Education into the Cloud
Littletown is a primary academy with big ICT ambitions. Customer Engagement Manager, Rachel Payne, looks at how a fast connection and a great IT strategy can transform learning for the better.
6th December 2018
Bridge Schools Multi-Academy Trust
Customer Engagement Manager, Rachel, looks at how an SWGfL connectivity solution, including filtering and firewalls, allows a network of schools in Cornwall to operate more efficiently.
4th December 2018
Online Bullying - Practical Advice for Teachers
Advice for teachers on tackling online bullying from the Professionals Online Safety Helpline
15th November 2018
SWGfL - Working for Academies
From online safety to broadband connections, SWGfL provides a variety of solutions to support schools within multi academy trusts.
13th November 2018
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
Ransomware - Everything you need to know
What is ransomware? What does it do? What’s the point of ransomware? How does ransomware infect your device or your data? How do you protect yourself against ransomware?
10th October 2018
Free Password Management & Security Guide Released
With our increasing focus on security and data protection in schools, we are now releasing a new free resource to help users and system managers understand how passwords are compromised, and how to create and manage secure passwords.
10th October 2018