Whisper Service Update – New Features Available
Last March we launched the new version of Whisper, our anonymous reporting tool. We are pleased to announce that we have just updated the service and are now offering it free to schools again for a 5 week period to support them during lockdown.
14th January 2021
Camera’s On or Off and Other Important Questions Answered by the POSH Helpline
Schools are having to adapt fast to remote learning once again. The POSH helpline answers some very important questions around how to manage your teaching duties throughout the current lockdown.
13th January 2021
UK Safer Internet Centre Release Two Year Public Report
The UKSIC has compiled a report that outlines our key achievements over the past two years including the impact of Safer Internet Day, the support of the hotlines and helplines, along with the resources created by the three partners.
17th December 2020
UK Government Announce New Rules to Online Harms Bill
The UK Government have announced that there will be new rules introduced with how online tech firms are held accountable towards certain online content. Social media platforms and other firms will now have a duty of care to protect children from online harms
15th December 2020
Xbox Series X Parental Controls and Security Settings
Find out about what you can setup on the new Xbox Series X, including parental controls and privacy features for the new generation of gaming.
9th December 2020
Playstation 5 Parental Controls and Security Settings
Playstation incorporates a variety of settings to ensure your console is safe and kept in control from the moment you hit start. Find out about how to implement parental controls for the new generation of gaming.
2nd December 2020
SWGfL Release Online Safety Advent Calendar For Christmas
In the run up to Christmas, we will be running our very own online safety advent calendar on social media. Find out what's in store and get following on our platforms!
27th November 2020
UK Safer Internet Centre Helpline Annual Report - Practitioner Highlights
With the launch of the UKSIC Helpline annual report, Carmel Glassbrook has broken down the key findings and highlights in this latest article.
26th November 2020
The Home Office launch ‘Something’s Not Right’ Campaign
The Home Office has joined forces with charities including the IWF, the Marie Collins Foundation, the NSPCC, Barnardo’s and The Children’s Society to launch a new campaign to protect victims of child abuse.
19th November 2020
Video Games Can Offer Deep and Ongoing Educational Benefits
Andy Robertson, the author of the Taming Gaming book writes about the educational benefits of Video Games whilst suggesting some key titles to explore.
4th November 2020
Teachers and school staff, across UK, facing ‘burnout’ because of online harassment and ‘bullying’ from pupils
A new report will highlight how hundreds of people working with young people could be facing mental health issues as a result of online harms.
2nd November 2020
Give your Feedback on Online Safety Resources!
The University of Suffolk invites you to participate in a project to investigate what parents, guardians and professionals think about online safety resources created by Internet Matters and SWGfL
12th October 2020
SWGfL and Internet Matters Launch Inclusive Digital Safety Hub
We are so happy to have launched the new Inclusive Digital Safety Hub with Internet Matters! This brand new resource will equip and empower professionals, parents and carers who support vulnerable children.
8th October 2020
New Laws Proposed by Law Commission to Protect Victims of Online Abuse
The law commission has proposed new laws to protect victims from harmful online behaviour. Read about what has been proposed and what this means for online safety.
15th September 2020
COVID-19: Impact on Helplines
What impact did lockdown have on our helplines? What trends were seen and how did things change? You can read all about it from POSH, RP Helpline and Report Harmful Content
29th July 2020
The New Online Resilience Tool for Education Professionals
The POSH helpline has been teaming up with HeadStart Kernow to help and advise them on the new Online Resilience Tool which provides a practical way for education professionals to assess young people’s online behaviour.
20th July 2020