SWGfL Magazine Archive
Why Purchasing Connectivity Services For Education Settings Is Not Always What It Seems
The market for internet connectivity in education settings has changed, with lower connectivity prices on offer to schools and MATs. On the surface they look great. But are they too good to be true?
6th July 2018
Young People Urged to Help Tackle Online Hate
As part of a new pan-European project SWGfL is looking for young people, aged 15-18, to submit their ideas and take part in a competition in Berlin in December aimed at tackling online hate. Find out how to get involved.
25th June 2018
Abusive Comments - One of Main causes of Upset for Young People Online
Our second report in a series exploring the relationship between digital technology and young people's wellbeing.
21st June 2018
Staying Safe Online over the Summer
It’s a busy time of year for schools, but that means it's a good time to book one of our bespoke Online Safety Training Sessions with one of our experts.
18th June 2018
SELMA launches new website to tackle Online Hate
Today marks the launch of the SELMA (Social and Emotional Learning for Mutual Awareness) website. SELMA aims to tackle the problem of online hate speech by promoting mutual awareness, tolerance, and respect.
15th June 2018
What do we mean by Digital Literacy ?
Literacy in it’s simplest form is text. Understanding and producing text creates communities. Digital literacy however is about more than understanding words, but about being competent in understanding and producing imagery, video and even memes.
14th June 2018
Does your school have an Online Safety First Aider?
It is as vital for every school and organisation working with children and young people to have an Online Safety Champion as it is to have a First Aider. That’s why we offer everyone who works with children and young people the European Pedagogical ICT (EPICT) Online Safety Qualification.
13th June 2018
When Screen-Time Limits Don’t Work
Limiting screen time can create some breathing space for parents of children that play a lot of video-games, but the real route to healthy habits is to create a varied screen diet. Here are 4 games that can help with this.
12th June 2018
Safeguarding Young People Online - A Question of Ethics?
The Professionals Online Safety Helpline has received several calls recently by schools who have been contacted by organisations claiming to have chatted to pupils online and offering the school online safety training. Here are a few things to consider.
11th June 2018
How to choose the right Internet Service Provider for MATs
As more schools come together to form Federations and Multi Academy Trusts, there are significant savings to be made when switching to one Internet Service Provider. But how do you work out what’s the best service for your group of schools?
6th June 2018
Social Media and the Age of Digital Consent
We've all been bombarded recently by emails seeking our ‘consent’. But what does it mean for young people and will it affect how they use social media?
5th June 2018
Barefoot Goes Wild!
The Barefoot team are super excited to share our latest campaign with you – let’s take computer science into the great outdoors!
4th June 2018
UK Government publishes response to Internet Safety Strategy Greenpaper consultation
Yesterday (Sunday 20th May) the UK Government published its response to the results of the Internet Safety Strategy Green Paper which looks at how we can ensure Britain is the safest place in the world to be online.
21st May 2018
Taming Gaming - new book helps parents guide children to video game health
Newspaper journalist and father of 3, Andy Robertson today launches his new book 'Taming Gaming' - a lighthearted, informative guide to what screen-time, gaming and gadgets are doing to children, for parents who’d rather lock it all in a cupboard.
18th May 2018
Schools, Fake Accounts and RIPAs - What you can do
Increasingly the Professionals Online Safety Helpline gets calls from teachers and schools reporting fake social media accounts. But what can you do? What power do you have to do something about it?
17th May 2018
What is your MAT strategy?
Are you a part of a Federation, Academy or a Trust? Do you work together towards a common IT strategy? Do you have an IT strategy?
15th May 2018