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
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
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
SWGfL's Helplines - Quarter 1 2019 Update
Harmful Content Manager, Kathryn Tremlett, gives us an update of SWGfL's Helplines, including our newest service, Report Harmful Content. We are also given an insight into the top issues the children's workforce and the general public are facing online.
16th May 2019
Well-Being Tips for Teachers
Research shows that 69% of teachers are stressed at work and people are leaving the profession at a faster rate than ever before, but we don’t need academic research to see that teaching has become an increasingly stressful job. Carmel Glassbrook, Professionals Online Safety Helpline Practitioner, offers her top tips to help educators look after themselves .
15th May 2019
Intimate Image Abuse - A study of SWGfL's helplines
The RP Helpline and Professionals Online Safety Helpline have recognised a need to gain a greater understanding of whether the types of issues they deal with might overlap in any way. Results from Elena Sharratt's ongoing research project, carried out with both helplines, have revealed some surprising findings.
7th May 2019
Read the 'Digital Ghost Stories' Report
SWGfL research partners analyse the "Momo Suicide Challenge", its impacts, risks and the reasons behind it.
17th April 2019
Helplines Welcome Visiting Researcher
Digital sociologist and PhD researcher, Elena Sharratt, joins the team as part of a three month study to help us better understand online abuse.
15th April 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