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
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
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
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
Scottish Government unveils new and improved 360 Degree Safe tool in Scotland
360 degree safe Scotland just got better. Our award winning online safety self-review tool has undergone a major upgrade making it more secure, reliable and user friendly.
6th February 2018
Primary schools close the gap in online safety education - latest 360 report finds
Our annual 'State of the Nation' report into UK schools’ online safety policy and practice finds that while secondary schools perform better than primary schools, the difference isn’t as clear as it once was.
23rd January 2018
SWGfL at BETT 2018!
Now that we are all back in the swing of things in this new year of 2018, first order of business, only the biggest education event of the year! Get the 411 on everything we are doing at BETT this year!
16th January 2018
Demystifying Tech: Data Breaches
Coming off the back of one of the biggest data breaches in history, it seems not a month goes by without another report of some big hack . So what is a data breach? Who causes them and why? And what can we do to protect ourselves?
14th September 2017
300th school receives Online Safety Mark
Trafalgar Infant School in Richmond on Thames has become the 300th school to receive SWGfL’s Online Safety Mark accreditation.
1st August 2017
SWGfL partnership with AQDAR in UAE wins prestigious United Nations WSIS Award 2017
We are proud to announce our innovative work with AQDAR in the United Arab Emirates has won an International Telecommunication Union award at the World Summit for Information Society 2017 in Geneva
14th June 2017
Demystifying Tech: HTTPS
As the web integrates deeper into our lives, terms like security, privacy, encryption, SSL and HTTPS are being talked about more and more. But what is HTTPS and why do we need it?
14th June 2017
WannaCry – the importance of data security
Andrew Williams, Online Safety Consultant and resident data protection expert offers a guide on ransomware and how SWGfL’s 360 Data can help protect your organisation against malicious attacks.
17th May 2017
SWGfL unveils new and improved 360 degree safe
360 degree safe just got better. Our award winning online safety self-review tool has undergone a major upgrade making it more secure, reliable and user friendly.
12th May 2017
Bursting the Bubble: Why Online Safety Education needs to evolve
How do we know that the online safety education programmes we provide are making a difference? Ken Corish outlines the case for developing a set of standards for online safety to develop resilience in children and young people
2nd March 2017