We all have an online reputation. What’s yours?
If you use the internet, you've got an online reputation (or digital footprint). Knowing what's out there and how to control it is important for everyone. This is how you do it.
20th January 2020
Staying safe on Xbox – 5 in 5
Five tips, five minutes, high five. If your kids are playing Xbox, take five minutes now to understand how you can keep them safe and clued up when they're gaming.
13th January 2020
How to handle sexting incidents as a parent or teacher
It might feel like your worst nightmare, but sexting happens and if it goes wrong, the young people in your life need you to have the knowledge and resources to support them. This article will give you both.
6th January 2020
Staying safe on PlayStation – 5 in 5
Five tips, five minutes, high five. Get to grips with gaming with our quickfire guide to staying safe on PlayStation.
30th December 2019
Take the stress out of gaming this Christmas
Household upon household will wake up to new games consoles this Christmas. If yours is going to be one of them, these tips could be lifesavers.
20th December 2019
Improve your privacy online – 5 in 5
Five tips, five minutes, high five. Get a grip on your privacy and security online with this quickfire privacy checkup.
16th December 2019
How SWGfL is helping to eliminate violence against women
November 25th marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls. This day is a cause that means a great deal to SWGfL, as much of our work operating three helplines comes back to gendered violence.
25th November 2019
Anti-Bullying Tips from the Professionals Online Safety Helpline
8 years on the frontline of online safety issues in the children's workforce has equipped the POSH practitioners with a unique insight into bullying online. Here, they share their expert advice.
14th November 2019
Trick or treat – tackling online horror stories
There are some scary sights online, with ghouls and demons lurking in dark corners hoping to steal your information or ruin your day. Proton packs at the ready, it's time to exorcise some digital ghosts.
28th October 2019
Top tips to set up a whole-school strategy to hack online hate
Tackling online hate speech with young people ideally goes beyond the classroom, as part of a collaborative effort involving many different education stakeholders.
2nd October 2019
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
What does summer look like on the Revenge Porn Helpline?
In a word: hectic. The team behind the UK's only support service for adult victims of intimate image abuse weren't on the beach, they were busy dealing with their highest caseload to date. Read all about their non-stop summer here.
16th September 2019
Research reveals gendered trends in revenge porn crimes
Research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), as part of a collaboration between the University of Exeter, the Revenge Porn Helpline and Professionals Online Safety Helpline, has revealed a striking gender disparity in intimate image abuse crimes.
23rd 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
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