Managing a young person’s device can be tough, especially when so many children are likely to have their own smartphones, tablets etc, from a young age. In this blog we look at what monitoring apps can offer along with some considerations around using apps such as these.
9th July 2021
SWGfL are proud to offer cyber security training from Mimecast to support staff in identifying common cyber-attacks whilst raising awareness about protecting and improving defences. Find out about human error and what schools can do to protect themselves.
6th July 2021
The government has produced new guidance around protecting users online in response to smaller tech firms feeling less confident in incorporating online safety measures. Find out what was put forward and how this goes towards protecting children online.
30th June 2021
Today (Wednesday 23rd June 2021) Report Harmful Content launched their annual report for 2021 Through These Walls, analysing data between January 2020 -December 2020. Find out what was discovered and download the report here.
23rd June 2021
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
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
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 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.
27th May 2021
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
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
The online safety bill is due to publish some new 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
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
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
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 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
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