More details on changes to 360 Degree Safe tool
Online tools and behaviours have changed significantly in the 10 years since 360 degree safe was launched and we feel it is time for the structure of the tool to reflect these developments. In doing this, we will introduce new features to help you save time, work more efficiently and meet your statutory obligations.
5th September 2019
Social media in the summer holidays – advice for parents and carers
Whether you and your children use TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram or something else entirely, social media can be used safely and happily over the summer with just a few precautions.
9th August 2019
Sharing images in the summer holidays – advice for parents and carers
Sun's out, cameras out! We've got some top tips to ensure you capture happy memories in a safe and respectful way this summer.
1st August 2019
The 360 degree safe tool is changing later in the year
14,000 schools across the UK are registered for our award-winning online safety self-review tool 360 degree safe, ten years after its launch. However online safety has changed and so will our tool. Get ready to welcome a new look 360 degree safe site. The tool will have new registration, new content, new design and features with fewer aspects. Still free to use for schools in the UK!
15th July 2019
Online Safety Mark awarded to 400th school
Castle Cary Community School in Somerset has recently become the 400th school in the UK to gain the prestigious Online Safety Mark.
4th July 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
IWF Releases Annual Report and Olivia's Story
UKSIC partner charity, the Internet Watch Foundation, has released its annual report. In addition to highlighting the impact of the important work it does, the report tells Olvia's story.
1st May 2019
UK Government Online Harms White Paper - Initial thoughts from SWGfL
The Government wants the UK to be the safest place in the world to be online; no mean aspiration given the long,and often tortuous, history of what we now regard as our “online lives”.
8th April 2019
UK Government Publishes Online Harms White Paper
SWGfL welcomes the UK Government's Online Harms White Paper and its commitment to making the UK the safest place to be online.
8th April 2019
UK Safer Internet Centre Public Report Released
Since April 2014, SWGfL has worked in partnership with the Welsh Government to raise awareness of online safety issues and to improve online safety policy and practice for schools and colleges in Wales.
7th March 2019
Online Safety Alerts - Think Before You Scare
The Education Safeguarding Advisor (Online Protection) within the Education Safeguarding Service regularly receives queries from schools in relation to warning parents/carers and young people about the online safeguarding risks they have heard about via the media.
26th February 2019
Recap: Safer Internet Day at Everton Football Club
250 young people from 22 schools attended workshops on this year’s theme of "Our internet, our choice" with a focus on understanding consent in a digital world
12th February 2019
Recap: Safer Internet Day in Scotland
SWGfL and the UK Safer Internet Centre were in Easthouses, Dalkeith marking the biggest Safer Internet Day in Scotland yet with Newbattle High School and Minster for Childcare and Early Years, Maree Todd
12th February 2019
Recap: Safer Internet Day at Liverpool Football Club
Liverpool Football Club and the UK Safer Internet Centre hosted over 400 children at Anfield on Safer Internet Day. Thirty-one schools from across Liverpool gathered to listen to our online safety expert, play Safer Internet Day games, meet players and tour the stadium.
7th February 2019
On Safer Internet Day we come together for a better internet
This Tuesday 5 February is Safer Internet Day! Thousands of schools and organisations throughout the UK will come together to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
4th February 2019
Safer Internet Day - SID TV 2019 Launched
Each year we create a series of films for Safer Internet Day to engage young people and help start conversations in classrooms across the country. Here's how to use the films in your school.
9th January 2019