With this year’s Safer Internet Day theme being all about gaming, we’re jumping into this huge topic over the next few weeks. For now though, we're looking at the humble beginnings of gaming and how online safety has evolved alongside it.
14th January 2022
SWGfL and The Marie Collins Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new support service that is there to support professionals working with children and young people around tackling harmful sexual behaviour incidents on and offline. Find out more in this article.
10th January 2022
A new year brings a new school term, so why not spend time taking a look at our products, services & resources to support you during this time. Discover more about some of the services we offer in this latest article.
5th January 2022
In this annual report, the Professionals Online Safety Helpline analyses the data from 2020 and finds out what the effects of lockdown were as well as the reports received from professionals working with children and young people.
21st December 2021
A joint committee of MPs joined to scrutinise the draft online safety bill and to make further recommendations for improvement before it goes to parliament and finalised in 2022. Today, the report on the draft bill has been published with the following recommendations.
14th December 2021
The Revenge Porn Helpline has now released their five-year report ‘Intimate image abuse, an evolving landscape’ looking at the period between 2015 - 2020. Take a look at the full report and the findings here:
14th December 2021
If you missed Exploring Media Literacy last week, don’t worry, we’ve compiled all the resources and topics that were discussed. Find out who spoke at the event and what information is now available.
13th December 2021
Tickets are still available for our online event with TikTok - Make sure you reserve your free place and get ready to hear from some of the leading professionals around the subject of media literacy.
3rd December 2021
The Revenge Porn Helpline, operated by SWGfL, is delighted to announce the launch of StopNCII.org. We have worked closely with Meta to develop a new platform to protect people threatened with the sharing of intimate images without consent. Find out more in this article.
2nd December 2021
We are pleased to announce on the 8th December we are hosting a free online event, exclusively for professionals working with children, to help them better understand media literacy. Find out more about what will be included and register for your free tickets.
19th November 2021
The recent viral trend of targeting teachers on social media platforms is causing a great deal of concern throughout the UK. Read what's been happening and how the Professionals Online Safety Helpline has been responding.
16th November 2021
Increasingly the Professionals Online Safety Helpline gets calls from teachers and schools reporting fake social media accounts. But what can you do? What power do you have to do something about it?
16th November 2021
We have pulled together the two previous quarterly figures for the Report Harmful Content service, showing what trends they have seen throughout the year and the key statistics around reports they have received.
4th November 2021
Today, on National Internet Day, the UK Safer Internet Centre (UK SIC) has announced that children in danger of online harm and abuse have been given an “essential lifeline” as new funding of £5.1m from Nominet will help protect against online abuse, sexual exploitation, and bullying.
29th October 2021
It’s nearing the end of October, and all throughout the world, families, organisations and schools have been celebrating Black History Month. Find out how some schools have been celebrating in this latest article.
25th October 2021
Report Harmful Content has launched a reporting button for organisations and education settings to install on their website for free. This will direct their users to report legal but harmful material that they may have seen or been victim to online.
28th September 2021