Scottish Government unveils new and improved 360 Degree Safe tool in Scotland

Scottish Government unveils new and improved 360 Degree Safe tool in Scotland

360 degree safe Scotland just got better. Our award winning online safety self-review tool has undergone a major upgrade making it more secure, reliable and user friendly.

6 February 2018
South West Grid
Safer Internet Day 2018 - Everything you need to get involved

Safer Internet Day 2018 - Everything you need to get involved

It’s Safer Internet Day today and we are so excited about the huge range of activities that will be taking place up and down the country to celebrate #SID2018.

6 February 2018
Online Safety
Parenting in a Digital Age: Call simulator apps, it's your call

Parenting in a Digital Age: Call simulator apps, it's your call

Following recently articles about apps which promise to call you as various different cartoon characters. Kat Tremlett looks at the dangers these apps pose and what parents can do to protect young people.

31 January 2018
Online Safety
Less than a week to go until Safer Internet Day: 7 ways to get involved

Less than a week to go until Safer Internet Day: 7 ways to get involved

With less than a week to go until Safer Internet Day 2018 - here are 7 ways that you can help support the day.

31 January 2018
Online Safety
Safeguarding: Advice for professionals this Safer Internet Day

Safeguarding: Advice for professionals this Safer Internet Day

Professionals Online Safety Helpline offers advice on what to do if a young person comes to you with an online safety concern.

30 January 2018
Online Safety
Safer Internet Day 2018: Education packs and SID TV films now available

Safer Internet Day 2018: Education packs and SID TV films now available

To help organisations get involved in Safer Internet Day on 6th February, the UK Safer Internet Centre has launched Safer Internet Day 2018 Education Packs and SID TV videos.

22 January 2018
Online Safety
What's in a meme?

What's in a meme?

Carmel Glassbrook, Helpline Practitioner, looks at the viral nature of memes and the importance of stopping to think about the person beyond the meme.

19 January 2018
South West Grid
SWGfL at BETT 2018!

SWGfL at BETT 2018!

Now that we are all back in the swing of things in this new year of 2018, first order of business, only the biggest education event of the year! Get the 411 on everything we are doing at BETT this year!

16 January 2018
South West Grid
Logan Paul, YouTube and vloggers as role models

Logan Paul, YouTube and vloggers as role models

YouTube has announced that the site is "cutting ties" with popular vlogger Logan Paul after he posted a video of a dead body.

12 January 2018
Online Safety
4 ways to get involved in Safer Internet Day 2018

4 ways to get involved in Safer Internet Day 2018

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February. If you work with young people, or have children yourself, here are a few ways to get involved.

11 January 2018
Online Safety
SWGfL 2017 Roundup

SWGfL 2017 Roundup

2017 has been another exciting year for everyone at SWGfL. Here's a round up of everything we've been doing.

14 December 2017
South West Grid
Latest Research: Young people feel pressured into sending nudes

Latest Research: Young people feel pressured into sending nudes

SWGfL - as part of its work in the UK Safer Internet Centre - with Plymouth University, The Office of the eSafety Commissioner and Netsafe have collaborated on research into young people’s experience of sexting.

11 December 2017
Online Safety
New research into sexual harassment of young people on the internet

New research into sexual harassment of young people on the internet

Childnet, one of our partners in the UK Safer Internet Centre, has published the findings from their Europe-wide project deSHAME, which shows that young people across the UK are being targeted by their peers with online sexual harassment.

8 December 2017
Online Safety
Why sharing passwords is a bad idea

Why sharing passwords is a bad idea

This week the privacy regulator has cautioning MP’s over sharing their passwords with their staff after a number of tweets revealed they were engaged in the practice. But why not? What could go wrong if I do?

6 December 2017
Online Safety
YouTube expands work against abuse of platform

YouTube expands work against abuse of platform

YouTube is one of the most widely used social media platforms in the world today. Here Susan Wojcicki, YouTube CEO, tells us how they are working to tackle abuse of the platform.

5 December 2017
Online Safety
SWGfL response to Government's Internet Safety Strategy

SWGfL response to Government's Internet Safety Strategy

SWGfL Director, David Wright, responds to the Government's Internet Safety Strategy green paper, we reflect on the document and look at where it may need some development.

27 November 2017
South West Grid
Consultation for teachers about PSHE and RSE

Consultation for teachers about PSHE and RSE

Teachers around the UK are invited to take part in a consultation to shape PSHE and RSE education in schools.

22 November 2017
Education Services
9 Tips for staying safe online at Christmas

9 Tips for staying safe online at Christmas

At this time of year it is important to ensure that you and your children are safe when playing with new tech. Here are our tips for staying safe online this Christmas.

22 November 2017
Online Safety
Is your Xmas present safe and appropriate?

Is your Xmas present safe and appropriate?

The festive season is starting to pick up steam as we head towards Black Friday and Cyber Monday. With tech being the order of the day, we need to make sure we know what we are buying before clicking that button.

21 November 2017
Online Safety
On the Road again: SID TV goes on tour in the UK

On the Road again: SID TV goes on tour in the UK

As we ramp up for Safer Internet Day 2018, our team are working hard to create more cracking video content for this year's SIDTV

20 November 2017
South West Grid
All different, all equal: A guide to managing bullying in schools

All different, all equal: A guide to managing bullying in schools

This Anti Bullying Week, Kat Tremlett, from the Professionals Online Safety Helpline, gives her advice for professionals who are concerned about cyberbullying.

15 November 2017
Online Safety
All different, all equal: LGBT, bullying and schools

All different, all equal: LGBT, bullying and schools

This anti-bullying week the theme is "all different, all equal". It's tempting to celebrate how far we've come in LGBT rights, but we still have a long way to go.

14 November 2017
South West Grid
All different, all equal: Where has all the empathy gone?

All different, all equal: Where has all the empathy gone?

This anti-bullying week the theme is "all different,all equal". Here we look at the link between empathy and bullying.

13 November 2017
South West Grid
Schools put at risk by bargain IT contracts

Schools put at risk by bargain IT contracts

Low cost IT contracts may be appealing to schools on a tight budget, but schools should be wary of deals that seem too good to be true.

9 November 2017
Schools Internet Service
Superfast Connectivity: What does it all mean?

Superfast Connectivity: What does it all mean?

The latest in our 'connectivity' series looks at the changing landscape of 'Superfast Broadband' and what all the terminology means.

8 November 2017
Schools Internet Service
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