Resources and Online Tools for Summer 2021
With schools now on break, professionals, parents and carers can now promote various online safety resources, guidance and tools which are available to use at home. Take a look at what is available for the summer holidays.
3rd August 2021
September Computer Curriculum - Barefoot Resources for Early Years Foundation Stage
Barefoot computing have provided resources, designed to show professionals what Computational Thinking looks like in the EYFS in response to the removal of technology from the new EYFS statutory coming in September.
26th July 2021
Online Safety Day is Coming Back!
We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting Online Safety Day once again this year with social media giant Facebook. Find out what you can do to be the first to sign up to this online event.
19th July 2021
ProjectEVOLVE - Knowledge Map Feature Has Launched
We are pleased to announce that the long anticipated Knowledge Map feature for ProjectEVOLVE has now officially launched for years 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 10. Find out how this new feature can revolutionise how professionals engage with their students in this latest blog.
12th July 2021
Mimecast Offer Essential Cyber Training to Schools
SWGfL are proud to offer cyber security training from Mimecast to support staff in identifying common cyber-attacks whilst raising awareness about protecting and improving defences. Find out about human error and what schools can do to protect themselves.
6th July 2021
SWGfL Provide Affordable Bitdefender Software to Schools
With so many anti-virus and security software companies all offering their products to you directly, it might be confusing to know which product is best and what the best price is. Find out how Bitdefender can protect your school at the best price.
2nd July 2021
The Dark Web – Responding to Incidents and Further Considerations
The purpose of this article is to share an introductory explanation about the dark web, helping to demystify it and also to put forward suggestions about responding if a young person is using the platform
14th June 2021
NCSC Release New Cyber Security Game
The National Cyber Security Centre has released a new game to help children and young people learn about cyber security. Cyber Sprinters is a runner game that can be played online and is aimed at children aged between 7 – 11.
1st June 2021
Report Harmful Content Quarterly Report 2021
Here, we look at the quarterly report from the Report Harmful Content helpline for the start of 2021 with the main trends seen over the reporting period. Find out some of the key statistics including number of reports and visits to the website.
18th May 2021
Queen Pledges the UK will “Lead the Way” in Internet Safety
Speaking in Parliament today (Tuesday 11th May) the Queen has said the UK will lead the way in making sure the internet is a safe place for all.
11th May 2021
Mental Health Awareness Week – Advice from POSH Helpline
Carmel Glassbrook from the POSH helpline talks about the importance of looking after ourselves for Mental Health Awareness Week in this latest blog. Find out some things you can do to support your mental health.
10th May 2021
Have You Heard About Report Harmful Content?
We’re calling for your help to answer this questionnaire about the helpline platform Report Harmful Content and to share your experiences of harmful content online.
6th May 2021
SWGfL Launches Edtesa
Today, we have launched Edtesa! This online platform offers UK businesses and organisations a suite of digital tools to assist in online safety practice whilst also supporting the development of healthy, positive work environments.
6th April 2021
Edtesa – Launching soon!
Edtesa offers something new, exciting and just so happens to be launching very soon! This new company is a subsidiary to SWGfL and will be focussed on the online safety and wellbeing of the modern workplace.
30th March 2021
Use of Educational Apps and Platforms in School – Are you Complying with GDPR?
In this article we look at the GDPR requirements your school must adhere to if you are using educational apps or platforms within the school that store data or other personal information.
19th March 2021
SWGfL and Internet Matters Launch Campaign to Address Impact of Remote Learning on Young People
We have joined forces with Internet Matters to launch a campaign that addresses the impact of remote learning throughout the lockdown period. Our Instagram campaign will look at the coping strategies of young people in how they have managed their various stresses throughout remote learning.
22nd February 2021