Articles by Andy Robinson
Ways Schools Can Celebrate Safer Internet Day Remotely
As a result of remote learning, the UK Safer Internet Centre has put together guidance on how schools can still celebrate Safer Internet Day with overviews of the exciting resources available so that everyone can join in.
22nd January 2021
TikTok Updates Privacy and Security Settings For Young People
TikTok has introduced some new updates which look to automatically disable certain features for young people using the app to keep them safe online.
19th January 2021
SWGfL Donate Reputation Alerts And Whisper To All Schools
In response to the January 2021 lockdown measures, we would like to offer our support to schools and the wider community by offering two of our products, Whisper and Reputation Alerts for free as a five week donation.
8th January 2021
Lockdown, Schools Closed – What Help is Available?
With schools shutting down due to current lockdown restrictions, we have put together all our resources that can help throughout this time. Take a look and see what information you can use.
8th January 2021
Learn Professional Digital Skills with EdifyLearn
We have teamed up with industry leading edtech and online training organisations to create EdifyLearn - a whole new digital skills approach for school staff. Find out how Edifylearn can help in this latest article.
4th January 2021
SWGfL Christmas Services Update
From all of us at SWGfL we would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Please find out our opening hours over the holiday including the helpline services and general enquiries.
21st December 2020
UK Safer Internet Centre Release Two Year Public Report
The UKSIC has compiled a report that outlines our key achievements over the past two years including the impact of Safer Internet Day, the support of the hotlines and helplines, along with the resources created by the three partners.
17th December 2020
UK Government Announce New Rules to Online Harms Bill
The UK Government have announced that there will be new rules introduced with how online tech firms are held accountable towards certain online content. Social media platforms and other firms will now have a duty of care to protect children from online harms
15th December 2020
Xbox Series X Parental Controls and Security Settings
Find out about what you can setup on the new Xbox Series X, including parental controls and privacy features for the new generation of gaming.
9th December 2020
New Educational Resources Launched For Safer Internet Day
To help schools, youth groups, police services, libraries, and wider run fun and engaging activities for Safer Internet Day, UKSIC have created a range of resources for those working with children and young people.
7th December 2020
Playstation 5 Parental Controls and Security Settings
Playstation incorporates a variety of settings to ensure your console is safe and kept in control from the moment you hit start. Find out about how to implement parental controls for the new generation of gaming.
2nd December 2020
SWGfL Release Online Safety Advent Calendar For Christmas
In the run up to Christmas, we will be running our very own online safety advent calendar on social media. Find out what's in store and get following on our platforms!
27th November 2020
TikTok Update Parental Controls with Family Pairing Feature
The TikTok family pairing feature allows parents to link their accounts to their children's. Find out what features are available and how it can help keep young people safe on social media platforms.
23rd November 2020
The Home Office launch ‘Something’s Not Right’ Campaign
The Home Office has joined forces with charities including the IWF, the Marie Collins Foundation, the NSPCC, Barnardo’s and The Children’s Society to launch a new campaign to protect victims of child abuse.
19th November 2020
Anti-Bullying Week Starts . . Next Week!
This year, the Anti-Bullying Alliance are the official organisers for Anti-Bullying Week, taking place on Monday 16th - Friday 20th November. This year the theme is United Against Bullying. Find out more here:
13th November 2020