Articles by Chris Heal
Safer Internet Day 2020: Together for a better internet
Tuesday 11 February is Safer Internet Day! This year it aims to inspire conversations about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.
24th January 2020
Schools invited to enter competition to tackle Online Hate
In this article Chris Heal, our communications officer, provides information about the SELMA hackathon competition around online hate speech and encourages young people aged 15-18 to enter by 20 September.
4th September 2018
Safer Internet Day 2019 - Save the Date, Tuesday 5th February
Safer Internet Day (SID)2019 which will take place on Tuesday 5th February 2019, with the global theme of ‘Together for a better internet’.
13th August 2018
Government announces new UK Council to improve Online Safety
The UK Government has announced it is expanding the scope of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) to help improve online safety for everyone.
30th 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
UKSIC shortlisted for ISPA Award
The UK Safer Internet Centre has been shortlisted for an ISPA 2018 award under the category Best Project or Partnership.
30th April 2018
Safer Internet Day 2018 reaches 45% of young people
The Safer Internet Day 2018 Impact Report has revealed that this year's campaign reached 45% of 8-17 year olds in the UK.
11th April 2018
Young Minds publishes report on impact of cyber bullying on young people's mental health
Children’s mental health charity YoungMinds, Alex Chalk, MP, and The Children’s Society, publish report into the impact of cyberbullying on children and young people’s mental health.
27th February 2018
Football clubs help celebrate Safer Internet Day 2018
How more than 50 football clubs from across the country got involved to help make this year's event the biggest yet.
13th February 2018
Millions take part to help make Safer Internet Day 2018 the biggest yet!
Tuesday 6th February saw the celebration of Safer Internet Day across the world in more than 140 countries. We look back on the range of activities that took place across the country that helped make the day so successful.
8th February 2018
Scottish Government unveils new and improved 360 Degree Safe tool in Scotland
360 degree safe Scotland just got better. Our award winning online safety self-review tool has undergone a major upgrade making it more secure, reliable and user friendly.
6th February 2018
Less than a week to go until Safer Internet Day: 7 ways to get involved
With less than a week to go until Safer Internet Day 2018 - here are 7 ways that you can help support the day.
31st January 2018
Safer Internet Day 2018: Education packs and SID TV films now available
To help organisations get involved in Safer Internet Day on 6th February, the UK Safer Internet Centre has launched Safer Internet Day 2018 Education Packs and SID TV videos.
22nd January 2018
SWGfL shortlisted for BETT Awards
SWGfL’s latest self-review tool, 360 Data has been shortlisted as a BETT Awards 2018 finalist in the Service and Support category.
2nd November 2017
Government publishes Internet Safety Strategy Green Paper
Today the Government has published a consultation that will help shape the UK’s strategies around online safety.
11th October 2017
Register as a Safer Internet Day 2018 supporter
Get involved in Safer Internet Day 2018 with new campaign toolkit and supporter registration!
5th October 2017
Strengthening online safety in the UAE
SWGfL has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with partners in the UAE.
4th October 2017
Helpline founder shortlisted for Hero award
Laura Higgins, Operations Manager for SWGfL and the UK Safer Internet Centre, has been shortlisted for the ‘Hero of the Year’ award at the annual Women in IT Excellence Awards.
29th September 2017
300th school receives Online Safety Mark
Trafalgar Infant School in Richmond on Thames has become the 300th school to receive SWGfL’s Online Safety Mark accreditation.
1st August 2017
Find your way around Snap Maps
Snapchat's latest feature highlights the importance of talking to young people about what they share online.
5th July 2017
SWGfL unveils new and improved 360 degree safe
360 degree safe just got better. Our award winning online safety self-review tool has undergone a major upgrade making it more secure, reliable and user friendly.
12th May 2017
Thriving or surviving - Technology's role in mental wellbeing
This Mental Health Awareness Week, we look at how supportive online communities can empower young people to tackle mental illness and promote wellbeing.
10th May 2017
EastEnders sexting storyline: soap wades into murky issue
EastEnders has thrust the subject of sexting into the limelight recently, but how common is the problem and how has the show handled this sensitive topic?
6th April 2017
ICAlert launches to safeguard schools against online child abuse
SWGfL has teamed up with computer experts at Plymouth University to launch a new device that provides round-the-clock monitoring against online child abuse and radicalisation for primary and secondary schools
20th February 2017