Barefoot in 4 easy steps

Barefoot in 4 easy steps

The Barefoot Computing resources have this month reached one million children in the UK! Follow our 4 easy steps to get your class involved today.

23 February 2017
Education Services
New (ISH) apps and what they do

New (ISH) apps and what they do

Even if you know which apps young people use, it can be difficult to know what they all do. Here is our guide to some of those apps and some of the potential risks you should be aware of

16 February 2017
Online Safety
Football and smiles for Safer Internet Day 2017

Football and smiles for Safer Internet Day 2017

Safer Internet Day is always a special day, and this year our Online Safety Consultants Andy Wood and Alan Earl, were delighted to be welcomed back to Everton and Liverpool Football Clubs to help teach young people about the power of image.

14 February 2017
Schools Internet Service, Education Services
Parenting in a digital age: Body image and your child

Parenting in a digital age: Body image and your child

This blog is the first in our ‘Beginner’s guide to digital parenting’ series, aimed at addressing parents’ concerns about young people and technology

2 February 2017
Online Safety
Ransomware: the risks and how to avoid them

Ransomware: the risks and how to avoid them

At SWGfL, we have helped several schools recover after the impact of a Ransomware attack, by providing expert consultancy and support. Last year we highlighted the challenges posed by Ransomware attacks, and it continues to be a threat faced by many schools.

27 January 2017
Online Safety, Education Services
Over 1 in 3 schools aren’t compliant with basic data protection obligations

Over 1 in 3 schools aren’t compliant with basic data protection obligations

Over recent years, the annual assessment report has disclosed a lack of knowledge amongst teachers and this definitely remains the case over the last 12 months with almost half of schools (49%) have no staff training to date around online safety.

26 January 2017
Online Safety, South West Grid
Age Gating Social Media – What does it mean for young people?

Age Gating Social Media – What does it mean for young people?

Snapchat launches new feature to "age-gate" any content for SnapChatters aged 18 and over. It is great to see Snapchat taking steps to protect and shield younger users from innappropriate content.

24 January 2017
Online Safety
Teachers and Tech - What’s the View?

Teachers and Tech - What’s the View?

78% of primary teachers now see tech literacy on a par with reading and writing in terms of importance, but how confident are they with teaching it? BT and Ipsos MORI find out.

17 January 2017
Online Safety
6 tips to keep young people safe on Social Media

6 tips to keep young people safe on Social Media

It’s important that young people take care when chatting online, but equally the message needs to reflect society’s trends.

17 January 2017
Online Safety
Online Safety Live 2017

Online Safety Live 2017

The start of the New Year also sees the start of a new schedule of Online Safety Live events and we’re kicking off this January in the North West.

17 January 2017
Online Safety
SSL Connect brings safe and secure remote connections

SSL Connect brings safe and secure remote connections

SSL Connect is a web based tool, which allows your users with Managed Devices to remotely access your school network.

17 January 2017
Online Safety
Safer Internet Day 2017 - it's almost here!

Safer Internet Day 2017 - it's almost here!

With 3 weeks to go to Safer Internet Day, we have lots of information and resources to help you celebrate the day. Education Packs now available for download!

17 January 2017
Online Safety
Join us to celebrate Safer Internet Day 2017

Join us to celebrate Safer Internet Day 2017

With just seven weeks to go until Safer Internet Day 2017 we are well underway for our plans to make this the biggest one yet. This year's theme is Be the Change: Unite for a Better Internet

13 December 2016
Online Safety
Launch of new Cyberbullying guidance and resources for schools

Launch of new Cyberbullying guidance and resources for schools

To support schools develop effective strategies to understand, prevent and respond to cyberbullying, leading online safety charity Childnet, as part of the UK Safer Internet Centre, is launching their new Cyberbullying guidance along with a practical toolkit for teachers.

12 December 2016
Online Safety
SWGfL Roundup of 2016

SWGfL Roundup of 2016

2016 has been a whirlwind of headlines including data protection, appropriate filtering and monitoring, sexting, social media, ransomware and the computing curriculum. Read our 2016 roundup and discover all the great content you may have missed

7 December 2016
Schools Internet Service, Online Safety, Education Services
How to mute that little Blue Bird - New Online Safety Features for Twitter

How to mute that little Blue Bird - New Online Safety Features for Twitter

Twitter continues to release new safety features. Designed to give users more control on what they see, creating two new Mute features.

22 November 2016
Online Safety
Netsafe Launches Long Awaited Service to Combat Cyberbullying

Netsafe Launches Long Awaited Service to Combat Cyberbullying

Netsafe’s cyberbullying, online abuse and online harassment service launches amidst research showing over half of Kiwis are concerned about cybersafety and cybersecurity*.

22 November 2016
Online Safety
Top Tech Gifts for Kids this Xmas

Top Tech Gifts for Kids this Xmas

With so many gifts to choose from, what tech gift is best? We asked our own sons and daughters what sort of tech gift they would like for Xmas, and hope that they don’t read this article to see what we have chosen for them!!

16 November 2016
South West Grid
The Art of Abstraction

The Art of Abstraction

The Tube Map is a classic example of abstraction, but what does abstraction look like in the primary curriculum, and how can the computational thinking skill be taught effectively?

16 November 2016
Education Services
I want a Smartphone for Xmas

I want a Smartphone for Xmas

If there is any must have tech device the kids are going to want in 2016, it has to be the swiss army knife of technology, the humble Smartphone. Here is our guide.

15 November 2016
Online Safety, South West Grid
RM SafetyNet with User based Filtering

RM SafetyNet with User based Filtering

RM Safetynet with user based filtering (UBF) is live! UBF is now well established and hundreds of our customers are using it. Find out more about this upgrade and how to sign-up for it.

15 November 2016
Schools Internet Service
The ENABLE approach to eliminating bullying

The ENABLE approach to eliminating bullying

Incidence of aggressive behaviour in the 11-16 age group hasn’t shifted significantly across the whole landscape, these behaviours are rising, particularly those associated with online technologies

14 November 2016
South West Grid
Transforming Spetisbury with Superfast

Transforming Spetisbury with Superfast

Spetisbury CE Primary School is absolutely delighted as SWGfL move them to Superfast Broadband with minimal disruption.

1 November 2016
Schools Internet Service
Anonymoose is the new Yik Yak & Yellow is the new Tinder

Anonymoose is the new Yik Yak & Yellow is the new Tinder

Instant messaging and social networks live and die very quickly on the internet in 2016, and the kids populate the new ones very fast. Here is the latest...

25 October 2016
Online Safety
Jokes/Memes too far?

Jokes/Memes too far?

We all love a good joke, and the internet is a place where a “good” joke can spread like wildfire, but it is important when lolling, liking and sharing that we are not laughing at the expense of anyone else

25 October 2016
Online Safety
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