Finding the balance - mental wellbeing in the workplace

Finding the balance - mental wellbeing in the workplace

This World Mental Health Day we reflect on mental health in the workplace and consider how the education sector can support teacher's need for mental wellbeing.

10 October 2017
South West Grid
Register as a Safer Internet Day 2018 supporter

Register as a Safer Internet Day 2018 supporter

Get involved in Safer Internet Day 2018 with new campaign toolkit and supporter registration!

5 October 2017
South West Grid
Strengthening online safety in the UAE

Strengthening online safety in the UAE

SWGfL has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with partners in the UAE.

4 October 2017
Online Safety
Helpline founder shortlisted for Hero award

Helpline founder shortlisted for Hero award

Laura Higgins, Operations Manager for SWGfL and the UK Safer Internet Centre, has been shortlisted for the ‘Hero of the Year’ award at the annual Women in IT Excellence Awards.

29 September 2017
Online Safety
Helping young people rise above mental health challenges

Helping young people rise above mental health challenges

Following Public Health England’s launch of 'Rise Above for Schools'- the latest initiative aimed at helping young people build resilience. Here Ben Bolton, reflects on his own experience of working in the field with HeadStart.

21 September 2017
South West Grid
Online Safety Live kicks off

Online Safety Live kicks off

Online Safety Live is the UK’s largest online safety professional development programme for the children’s workforce and this week we set off again for another year.

19 September 2017
Online Safety
Demystifying Tech: Data Breaches

Demystifying Tech: Data Breaches

Coming off the back of one of the biggest data breaches in history, it seems not a month goes by without another report of some big hack . So what is a data breach? Who causes them and why? And what can we do to protect ourselves?

14 September 2017
South West Grid
Boosting online safety in education

Boosting online safety in education

For schools, recognising, responding and dealing with online safety issues can be challenging. BOOST is a powerful suite of tools designed to help you meet those challenges.

14 September 2017
South West Grid
Back to school - supporting young people in the new year

Back to school - supporting young people in the new year

As we settle into another school year, Kat Tremlett, Professionals Online Safety Helpline practitioner, thinks about the challenges facing young people.

12 September 2017
Online Safety
Connectivity: What’s next for “superfast broadband”?

Connectivity: What’s next for “superfast broadband”?

Superfast broadband has transformed the use of technology for many across the UK. We look at what's next for “superfast broadband”

12 September 2017
Schools Internet Service
Free workshops and resources for primary computing

Free workshops and resources for primary computing

The holidays may be over, but the Barefoot Computing Project is here to help you get set for teaching computer science and computational thinking this term!

12 September 2017
Education Services
Parenting in a digital age: The real cost of online gaming

Parenting in a digital age: The real cost of online gaming

With more online games and apps offering rewards in exchange for increased play time or money, we take a look at the real cost of online gaming.

5 September 2017
Online Safety
Parenting in a digital age: Parenting through technology

Parenting in a digital age: Parenting through technology

More and more parents are looking to technology to keep their children safe online, but at what cost?

18 August 2017
Online Safety
Supporting Vulnerable Groups Online

Supporting Vulnerable Groups Online

Online life can expose vulnerable people to a range of risks, so it's important that professionals understand how to spot these quickly and manage them effectively.

3 August 2017
Online Safety
300th school receives Online Safety Mark

300th school receives Online Safety Mark

Trafalgar Infant School in Richmond on Thames has become the 300th school to receive SWGfL’s Online Safety Mark accreditation.

1 August 2017
Online Safety
Online Safety...and all that jazz!

Online Safety...and all that jazz!

As the dust settles on another school year, we reflect on what it is that makes Online Safety Live so special.

20 July 2017
Online Safety
Someone to watch over you

Someone to watch over you

With schools expected to provide "appropriate" levels of monitoring SWGfL's new service offers a helping hand to those drowning in data.

19 July 2017
South West Grid
Monkey Business

Monkey Business

We try out the latest app reportedly being misused by adults sharing sexual content.

13 July 2017
Online Safety
Demystifying Tech: Cookies

Demystifying Tech: Cookies

Yes cookies, those delicious chocolatey baked crumbly biscuit things that do something magic on the computer. We all accept them, but what are they? What do they do? And why do we need them? Let’s demystify the tech!

11 July 2017
Education Services
Pimms on the lawn, G&T on the beach, or Netflix on the sofa?

Pimms on the lawn, G&T on the beach, or Netflix on the sofa?

As the summer holidays rapidly approach no doubt you will be looking forward to pimms parties and G&T's in the sun. But before you go, here's a handy summary of the hot topics we've been discussing over the past year....

11 July 2017
Schools Internet Service, Online Safety, Education Services, South West Grid
Wanna drive? - A guide to monitoring

Wanna drive? - A guide to monitoring

The Government has said that schools need to have an “appropriate” level of monitoring and filtering in place. But what does this mean in practice?

6 July 2017
South West Grid
Help shape research into sexting among young people

Help shape research into sexting among young people

Take part in our survey to help us gain a better understanding of sexting among young people in the UK.

5 July 2017
Online Safety
Find your way around Snap Maps

Find your way around Snap Maps

Snapchat's latest feature highlights the importance of talking to young people about what they share online.

5 July 2017
Online Safety
Scrap that

Scrap that

How Facebook's new scrapbooks feature provides a space for your child without the need for a profile.

30 June 2017
Online Safety
Preparing learners for the digital world

Preparing learners for the digital world

How Bassetts Farm Primary School is harnessing the power of technology to enhance pupils' learning experience.

27 June 2017
Schools Internet Service
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