SWGfL Magazine Archive
SWGfL Response to Online Harms White Paper
Drawing on its experience, evidence and operations over the last 20 years, SWGfL drafted and submitted this response to the Government Online Harms White Paper
2nd July 2019
Register for the SELMA Hacking hate MOOC!
Registration for the SELMA Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Hacking hate – How to empower young people to understand and disrupt online hate” is now open. Starting on 16 September 2019, it will target teachers, school leaders, social and youth workers, parents and anyone interested in the topic.
28th June 2019
The clock is ticking for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Office 2010
Microsoft officially stops supporting Windows 7 on 14 January 2020. Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 also stop on 14 January 2020, and Office 2010 stops on 13 October 2020. If you’re running systems using any of these, there’s still time to act, but you’ll need to act quickly.
18th June 2019
The GDPR is 1
The GDPR’s first birthday has just passed, and everyone in the EU was invited to the party (as long as you consented to receive the invitation). What’s been happening in the data protection area since the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) came into force?
5th June 2019
Revenge Porn Helpline Manager Speaks Out Against Online Harassment of Women
Sophie Mortimer, Manager of the Revenge Porn Helpline, attends New York conference to highlight the global plight of women and the online harassment they battle every day.
5th June 2019
Should young people be left to their own devices at school?
Should young people be allowed to bring their own devices into school? Some schools ban; some schools allow; and some have a hybrid policy, but what is the correct answer? David Wright, SWGfL Online Safety Manager and UKSIC Director looks at the case for and against BYOD.
23rd May 2019
Hack online hate with the SELMA Toolkit
The SELMA Toolkit is an interactive set of tools and materials to support young people to understand what hate speech is, how it affects them and those around them, and what we can do together to make a difference.
22nd May 2019
SWGfL's Helplines - Quarter 1 2019 Update
Harmful Content Manager, Kathryn Tremlett, gives us an update of SWGfL's Helplines, including our newest service, Report Harmful Content. We are also given an insight into the top issues the children's workforce and the general public are facing online.
16th May 2019
Well-Being Tips for Teachers
Research shows that 69% of teachers are stressed at work and people are leaving the profession at a faster rate than ever before, but we don’t need academic research to see that teaching has become an increasingly stressful job. Carmel Glassbrook, Professionals Online Safety Helpline Practitioner, offers her top tips to help educators look after themselves .
15th May 2019
Intimate Image Abuse - A study of SWGfL's helplines
The RP Helpline and Professionals Online Safety Helpline have recognised a need to gain a greater understanding of whether the types of issues they deal with might overlap in any way. Results from Elena Sharratt's ongoing research project, carried out with both helplines, have revealed some surprising findings.
7th May 2019
SELMA: Promoting tolerance and empathy online
SWGfL and partners and working to tackle online hate speech with SELMA. This month we are focusing on tolerance and empathy as a foundation on which to base respectful online discussion or effective counter narrative.
3rd May 2019
Pizza Party Per Favore!
Barefoot is excited to announce a new resource, Pizza Party! Created for pupils aged 9-11, it brings data collection and analysis to life through the power of pizza!
3rd May 2019
IWF Releases Annual Report and Olivia's Story
UKSIC partner charity, the Internet Watch Foundation, has released its annual report. In addition to highlighting the impact of the important work it does, the report tells Olvia's story.
1st May 2019
SWGfL takes a look at ICO's Age Appropriate Design Code
Last week the ICO released their draft code: Age appropriate design: A code of practice for online services. SWGfL Online Safety Consultant, Andrew Williams, takes a look at who is covered and what the code expects of developers.
24th April 2019
Read the 'Digital Ghost Stories' Report
SWGfL research partners analyse the "Momo Suicide Challenge", its impacts, risks and the reasons behind it.
17th April 2019
4 in 5 Parents Concerned About Children's Exposure to Pornography
New research released by SWGfL finds that 4 in 5 parents are concerned about exposure of their children to pornography online. The study also found that 60% of young people know how to bypass at least some internet safety restrictions in the home.
17th April 2019