The Best Free Resources for Teachers
Lost in a sea of lacklustre PDFs and listicles, each one more mundane and unintelligible than the last? Crying out for resources that are genuinely useful, well-researched, and produced by experts? The title of this article might be a bit of a giveaway, but we’re here to help.
17th September 2019
The Evolution of Digital Literacy
The replacement of SWGfL’s current Digital Literacy Curriculum resource with its comprehensive and innovative programme ProjectEVOLVE, due for release in mid-Autumn 2019.
10th September 2019
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 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
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
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
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 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
New Swiggle protects children as they take their first Net steps
We are proud to announce the launch of our new child friendly search engine Swiggle.org.uk. We have redeveloped Swiggle to provide the best online safety and user experience for young people as they take their first steps searching the internet
14th February 2019
Barefoot gets a new website and a fantastic new resource!
Barefoot has got a shiny new website. It’s been around for a few weeks but you might not have got a chance to see it yet, so head on over! It’s lovely, bright and intuitive with the same areas as the old website but with a brand new look. Why not take a look around?
14th 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