Online Pornography is UK Parents' Most Widely Shared Worry

Online Pornography is UK Parents' Most Widely Shared Worry

The most widely acknowledged concern among parents is exposure of their children to online pornography, according to collaborative research conducted with the University of Plymouth by South West Grid for Learning.

10 December 2018
Online Safety
Young People from Across Europe Hack Hate in Berlin

Young People from Across Europe Hack Hate in Berlin

Last week saw SWGfL and our European partners working with teams of young people in Berlin in the SELMA ‘Hacking Hate’ hackathon. SELMA (Social and Emotional Learning for Mutual Awareness) is a two-year project aiming to tackle the growing problem of online hate speech with mutual awareness, tolerance and respect.

10 December 2018
Online Safety
On the 9th day of Christmas, Scratch gave to me: 9 ladies dancing in Scratch 3.0

On the 9th day of Christmas, Scratch gave to me: 9 ladies dancing in Scratch 3.0

Due to be released on 2nd January 2019 is the new evolution of Scratch, Scratch 3.0. New features include tablet functionality, more how-to videos and an in-editor guide for first time users.

9 December 2018
Education Services
Littletown Academy – Bringing Education into the Cloud

Littletown Academy – Bringing Education into the Cloud

Littletown is a primary academy with big ICT ambitions. Customer Engagement Manager, Rachel Payne, looks at how a fast connection and a great IT strategy can transform learning for the better.

6 December 2018
Schools Internet Service
SELMA

SELMA "Hacking Hate" Hackathon Winners Announced

The winners of the two-day SELMA hackathon at Facebook in Berlin have been announced. #SELMAhack brought together young people from across Europe to find innovative ways to tackle online hate speech.

6 December 2018
Online Safety
Bridge Schools Multi-Academy Trust

Bridge Schools Multi-Academy Trust

Customer Engagement Manager, Rachel, looks at how an SWGfL connectivity solution, including filtering and firewalls, allows a network of schools in Cornwall to operate more efficiently.

4 December 2018
Schools Internet Service
SELMA

SELMA "Hacking Hate" Hackathon to Start in Berlin

SELMA “Hacking Hate” hackathon week is finally here and SWGfL will be in Berlin at the heart of the action. Teams from across Europe will develop and present their ideas to tackle online hate speech.

3 December 2018
Online Safety
SWGfL's Part in the Online Safety Action Plan for Wales

SWGfL's Part in the Online Safety Action Plan for Wales

SWGfL is delighted to be recognised in the production of the recently announced Online Safety Action Plan for Wales. This plan sets out clear objectives and actions to support and protect the Welsh population.

22 November 2018
Online Safety
Online Bullying - Practical Advice for Teachers

Online Bullying - Practical Advice for Teachers

Advice for teachers on tackling online bullying from the Professionals Online Safety Helpline

15 November 2018
Online Safety
16 Days of Activism: 16 reasons why we need to speak out about intimate image abuse

16 Days of Activism: 16 reasons why we need to speak out about intimate image abuse

16 Days of Activism is a global awareness campaign We will be using this time to reflect upon 16 reasons why we need to speak out about intimate image abuse

14 November 2018
South West Grid
Gaming Disorder

Gaming Disorder

A look at the recent incorporation of 'gaming disorder' into the International Classification of Diseases by the WHO

14 November 2018
Online Safety
Get itching to use Barefoot Resources – Scratch

Get itching to use Barefoot Resources – Scratch

Get creative with coding using our Barefoot Scratch resources. Perfect for a winter day, they allow children to be creative in the warmth of the classroom.

14 November 2018
Education Services
Bullying: It’s emotional, man

Bullying: It’s emotional, man

ENABLE aims to tackle bullying in a holistic way, helping young people exercise their fundamental rights in the home, school, class and community.

13 November 2018
Online Safety
SWGfL - Working for Academies

SWGfL - Working for Academies

From online safety to broadband connections, SWGfL provides a variety of solutions to support schools within multi academy trusts.

13 November 2018
Schools Internet Service
The latest email scam: sextortion

The latest email scam: sextortion

There's always some inventive scam trying to con you out of money doing the rounds. And this latest trend is particularly colourful.

29 October 2018
Online Safety
Safety and Security – Similar, yet different

Safety and Security – Similar, yet different

Every school wants good safety and security. Achieving this, however, requires an understanding of how these two areas, often looked at as one, are quite different.

25 October 2018
Online Safety
What to do when you've been hacked

What to do when you've been hacked

It's that feeling in your stomach, that knot, that sick feeling. You've tried to log into your social media account or email, and it says "password incorrect".

25 October 2018
Online Safety
Parental Controls and Christmas gifts – what should I do?

Parental Controls and Christmas gifts – what should I do?

Some early bird shoppers are probably planning to take advantage of Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals – the busiest and biggest retail events of the year to snag some bargain gifts.

24 October 2018
Online Safety
Free Password Management & Security Guide Released

Free Password Management & Security Guide Released

With our increasing focus on security and data protection in schools, we are now releasing a new free resource to help users and system managers understand how passwords are compromised, and how to create and manage secure passwords.

10 October 2018
Education Services
3-2-1 Backup: 5 Tips to keep your data safe

3-2-1 Backup: 5 Tips to keep your data safe

With the increasing role of data in our lives, it has become increasingly important to plan for the possibility that it all might go wrong one day. And if you think about it, it’s not only an event that might happen, it probably will.

10 October 2018
Online Safety, South West Grid
Will Anti-Virus Alone Keep Us Safe?

Will Anti-Virus Alone Keep Us Safe?

You have seen the high-profile cases in the media and you know the damage malware can do. You may have even been a victim yourself. You already take steps to secure your devices and network. But are you doing enough?

10 October 2018
Online Safety
Ransomware - Everything you need to know

Ransomware - Everything you need to know

What is ransomware? What does it do? What’s the point of ransomware? How does ransomware infect your device or your data? How do you protect yourself against ransomware?

10 October 2018
Education Services
Sophos Takes Top Spot for Endpoint Protection

Sophos Takes Top Spot for Endpoint Protection

At SWGfL, we’ve been working with Sophos since April 2011 to bring market-leading security products to schools at reduced prices.

10 October 2018
Online Safety
Ransomware - don't fall victim

Ransomware - don't fall victim

At SWGfL we’ve noticed that a number of schools have fallen victim to ransomware attacks. But what is ransomware and how can we prevent it causing havoc in schools?

8 October 2018
Online Safety
Ground-breaking ransomware protection now available!

Ground-breaking ransomware protection now available!

Ransomware is one of the most prevalent types of malware affecting organisations today. It encrypts your files and holds them hostage until the ransom is paid. Find out how you can fend off attacks with our new anti-ransomware solution and download the Ransomware White Paper…

1 October 2018
Online Safety
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