Articles by Andy Robinson
Ofsted Review – Sexual Harassment and Safeguarding Concerns in Schools
Today (June 10th 2021), Ofsted published a review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges in light of the recent Everyone’s Invited campaign which encouraged children and young people to report their own experiences with sexual harassment. In response, the Government ordered an urgent review of sexual abuse in schools.
10th June 2021
Revenge Porn Helpline Support Victims of Serial Online Sex Offender
One of the largest cases that the Revenge Porn Helpline has dealt with since the start of their operation has now hit headlines as a serial sex offender is facing years behind bars. Find out more in this latest blog.
8th June 2021
NCSC Release New Cyber Security Game
The National Cyber Security Centre has released a new game to help children and young people learn about cyber security. Cyber Sprinters is a runner game that can be played online and is aimed at children aged between 7 – 11.
1st June 2021
Instagram Will Now Allow Users to ‘Hide’ Likes
Instagram has launched a new feature this week that will give users the option to ‘hide’ likes on other people’s posts as well as their own. This has been launched to try and address some of the wellbeing concerns around social media and aims to give users more freedom around how they manage their profiles.
27th May 2021
Annual UK Schools Online Safety Policy and Practice Report 2021 Has Been Released
The annual UK Schools Online Safety Policy and Practice report which looks into the trends seen throughout the last year around online safety has been released. The report analyses where the strengths and weaknesses lie when it comes to online safety.
25th May 2021
Online Safety Bill - Concerns Over Pornography Age Restrictions
Since the draft Online Safety Bill was published, organisations and individuals have raised concerns over how pornography sites are going to prevent children from accessing their services.
20th May 2021
Ground-breaking Laws Set to Keep Children Safe Online
The online safety bill is due to publish some new ground-breaking laws to help protect children online as well as tackle other online harms and abuse including racism and online scams. Find out what is set to be included.
12th May 2021
Queen Pledges the UK will “Lead the Way” in Internet Safety
Speaking in Parliament today (Tuesday 11th May) the Queen has said the UK will lead the way in making sure the internet is a safe place for all.
11th May 2021
Threats to Share Intimate Images Now Made Illegal with New Law
Last week the Domestic Abuse Bill received Royal Assent in Parliament marking a huge step forward in protection for victims of domestic abuse and violence . One of the new provisions makes threats to share intimate images a crime with perpetrators facing prison if found guilty.
4th May 2021
ProjectEVOLVE - Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy
We spoke with Liam Hussey from Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy to discuss how they have used ProjectEVOLVE since signing up and how it has been incorporated into their teaching strategy.
29th April 2021
Safer Internet Day 2021 Reached over Half of Young People in the UK
Safer Internet Day 2021 reached more young people than ever before, with 51% of UK children aged 8-17 hearing about the day, alongside 38% of UK parents and carers. Find out more stats in this article.
22nd April 2021
Disney+ Parental Controls and Privacy Settings
As Disney+ adds more mature content to the streaming site with Disney+ Star, this article looks at the privacy settings and parental controls available.
8th April 2021
SWGfL Launches Edtesa
Today, we have launched Edtesa! This online platform offers UK businesses and organisations a suite of digital tools to assist in online safety practice whilst also supporting the development of healthy, positive work environments.
6th April 2021
Edtesa – Launching soon!
Edtesa offers something new, exciting and just so happens to be launching very soon! This new company is a subsidiary to SWGfL and will be focussed on the online safety and wellbeing of the modern workplace.
30th March 2021
An Introduction to RM Compare
RM Results is offering a free trial of RM Compare, a tool that helps teachers and school leaders assess student work more quickly and accurately whilst enabling students to learn from their peers.
26th March 2021