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27th September 2021
YouTube Updates Privacy Features for Young People
YouTube has updated their privacy features as a way to help better protect children and young people on their platform. These include defaulting settings to under 18s as well as including some wellbeing features.
13th September 2021
Scotland Releases National Guidance for Child Protection
The Scottish government has released new national guidance for helping to protect children this month. The guidance is there to set guidelines for any professional who works with children and young people whilst setting out clear responsibilities and expectations when it comes to keeping them safe.
6th September 2021
Information Commissioners Office Enforces Children’s Code on Tech Companies
The Information Commissioners Office has officially launched the Children’s Code to ensure that tech companies are doing everything they can to respect children’s data whilst working towards keeping them safe online. Find out what has been put forward in our latest article.
2nd September 2021
FREE Online Safety Day Tickets Now Available
Free tickets are now available for one of our largest events of the year. Hear from some of the leading professionals in the field of online safety and start the new school year with the correct knowledge, tools and resources.
1st September 2021
Book Your Online Safety Training Session
One of the main priorities that schools face is ensuring that staff are prepared to manage their online safety responsibilities for new school year. Find out about our bespoke training sessions and how they can support you and your school.
27th August 2021
Introducing ‘My_GOSH_UK’ – A Resource for University Students
Our helplines have launched a new resource focusing on ‘Good Online Sexual Health’ (or GOSH for short) for university students. Find out when this resource will be launched and what information will be available to help support students with their online sexual health.
24th August 2021
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
New Government Strategy Launched to Combat Misinformation Online
Caroline Dinenage, Minister for Digital and Culture launched a new Online Media Literacy Strategy to help combat misinformation online. The strategy has been brought forward to support teachers, carers, youth workers and librarians in their skills to help children and young people in spotting misinformation online.
15th 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
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
Annual UK Schools Online Safety Policy and Practice Report 2021 Has Been Released
The annual UK Schools Online Safety Policy and Practice report which looks into the trends seen throughout the last year around online safety has been released. The report analyses where the strengths and weaknesses lie when it comes to online safety.
25th May 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