SWGfL Magazine Archive
Safer Internet Day 2021 Reached over Half of Young People in the UK
Safer Internet Day 2021 reached more young people than ever before, with 51% of UK children aged 8-17 hearing about the day, alongside 38% of UK parents and carers. Find out more stats in this article.
22nd April 2021
ProjectEVOLVE – Essential Online Development for Children and Young People
Ken Corish (Online Safety Director for SWGfL and ProjectEVOLVE lead) talks about what ProjectEVOLVE is, how it is there to support professionals, the impact it is having and the exciting new features that are on the horizon.
19th April 2021
Professionals Online Safety Helpline - Quarterly Report
The POSH helpline has released its quarterly report for the start of the year from January to March. Carmel Glassbrook (helpline practitioner) breaks down the key findings around professional’s online safety.
16th April 2021
360 Early Years and 360 Groups to Help Children and Young People Stay Safe Online
We have now complemented the 360 tool with two other tools that are focussed on the needs of other organisations that work with children and young people, 360 Early Years and 360 Groups.
12th April 2021
Disney+ Parental Controls and Privacy Settings
As Disney+ adds more mature content to the streaming site with Disney+ Star, this article looks at the privacy settings and parental controls available.
8th April 2021
SWGfL Launches Edtesa
Today, we have launched Edtesa! This online platform offers UK businesses and organisations a suite of digital tools to assist in online safety practice whilst also supporting the development of healthy, positive work environments.
6th April 2021
Edtesa – Launching soon!
Edtesa offers something new, exciting and just so happens to be launching very soon! This new company is a subsidiary to SWGfL and will be focussed on the online safety and wellbeing of the modern workplace.
30th March 2021
An Introduction to RM Compare
RM Results is offering a free trial of RM Compare, a tool that helps teachers and school leaders assess student work more quickly and accurately whilst enabling students to learn from their peers.
26th March 2021
ProjectEVOLVE – Who is it for and how can it help your school?
As ProjectEVOLVE continues to grow, it is important to highlight the diverse aspect of the tool and how it is not just limited to certain settings. Fortunately, ProjectEVOLVE covers a broad spectrum that is there to assist a wide audience. Find out more in this article.
23rd March 2021
Use of Educational Apps and Platforms in School – Are you Complying with GDPR?
In this article we look at the GDPR requirements your school must adhere to if you are using educational apps or platforms within the school that store data or other personal information.
19th March 2021
360 Degree Safe Case Study – Empowering a School Community
St Bartholomew’s First School in Crewkerne has been using 360 degree safe to develop their online safety knowledge across the whole school community. Find out how it has helped them in this latest article.
15th March 2021
TikTok Promotes Positivity With New Comment Features
TikTok has incorporated two new features to promote respect and kindness on the app. Creators can now filter their comments for review and users are prompted to reconsider their words if they are drawn to post harmful material.
12th March 2021
What the 'Zara McDermott Revenge Porn' Documentary Didn't Say
With lots of talk around the Zara McDermott revenge porn documentary, there are also some crucial points around intimate image abuse for education to be aware of.
10th March 2021
Childnet Film Competition 2021 Entries Now Open
Our partners at Childnet have opened up their annual Film Competition entries again for the twelfth year running. This competition allows young enthusiastic filmmakers to get creative and show off their skills in creating short videos or storyboards around a certain online safety topic.
5th March 2021
Domestic Abuse Bill Soon to Outlaw Threats to Share Intimate Images
The Domestic Abuse Bill has taken some big steps forward in protecting victims of intimate image abuse. Threats to share intimate images will soon be criminalised, with perpetrators facing up to two years in jail if they threaten to post private content.
1st March 2021
Spotify Kids – A Guide for Parents & Carers
Spotify Kids is a featured app on Spotify that lets family members create child accounts that provide child-friendly songs as well as monitoring features. Find out what is available in this article.
26th February 2021