Articles by Carmel Glassbrook
Privacy vs Safety - The Conflict
Privacy is the number 1 priority for Facebook and associated platforms, moving forward. In his blog, Mark Zuckerberg outlines his vision for a future of ‘privacy focused social networking’, admitting that “frankly we don't currently have a strong reputation for building privacy protective services,..”
6th March 2020
Identity Online - #freetobe
There are two sides to every coin, and maybe even more if you look long enough. You are the same but a different you when you’re at dinner with your Grandma than if you are out with your friends on Friday night and online is just the same.
7th February 2020
Latest Version of "So You Got Naked Online" Released
So You Got Naked Online’ was first written in 2012 and has proved to be one of our most valuable and popular resources; translated into many languages it has inspired content globally. We have now updated the resource for 2020
4th February 2020
How SWGfL is helping to eliminate violence against women
November 25th marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls. This day is a cause that means a great deal to SWGfL, as much of our work operating three helplines comes back to gendered violence.
25th November 2019
Anti-Bullying Tips from the Professionals Online Safety Helpline
8 years on the frontline of online safety issues in the children's workforce has equipped the POSH practitioners with a unique insight into bullying online. Here, they share their expert advice.
14th November 2019
Well-Being Tips for Teachers
Research shows that 69% of teachers are stressed at work and people are leaving the profession at a faster rate than ever before, but we don’t need academic research to see that teaching has become an increasingly stressful job. Carmel Glassbrook, Professionals Online Safety Helpline Practitioner, offers her top tips to help educators look after themselves .
15th May 2019
Online Safety Alerts - Think Before You Scare
The Education Safeguarding Advisor (Online Protection) within the Education Safeguarding Service regularly receives queries from schools in relation to warning parents/carers and young people about the online safeguarding risks they have heard about via the media.
26th February 2019
How Reporting Violations on Social Media Works
There is a lot of confusion about reporting content on social media platforms. Here we hope to debunk some myths, help you understand the process and therefore make more effective reports on social media.
20th November 2018
Online Bullying - Practical Advice for Teachers
Advice for teachers on tackling online bullying from the Professionals Online Safety Helpline
15th November 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
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
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's in a meme?
Carmel Glassbrook, Helpline Practitioner, looks at the viral nature of memes and the importance of stopping to think about the person beyond the meme.
19th January 2018
Logan Paul, YouTube and vloggers as role models
YouTube has announced that the site is "cutting ties" with popular vlogger Logan Paul after he posted a video of a dead body.
12th January 2018
Someone to watch over you
With schools expected to provide "appropriate" levels of monitoring SWGfL's new service offers a helping hand to those drowning in data.
19th July 2017