The centre has three main pillars - an awareness centre, a helpline for the children's workforce and a hotline for removal of criminal content. The partnership was appointed by the European Commission as the Safer Internet Centre for the UK in January 2011 and is one of the 31 Safer Internet Centres of the Insafe network.
What we do for the UK Safer Internet Centre
We run the Professionals Online Safety Helpline dedicated to provide help with online safety issues for any professional working with children and young people
Tools & Resources
We create new tools and awareness-raising resources to support professionals, parents and carers and young people in keeping safe and thriving online
Online Safety Training and events
We deliver training sessions to young people of all ages, parents and carers as well as school staff and other professionals. We also run free Online Safety Live briefings.
Our Work for the UK Safer Internet Centre
360 Degree Safe
Our multi-award winning online self-review tool for schools
Online Safety Training
Online safety training for staff, children & parents, delivered by experts
Online Safety Policy Templates for Schools
Download Online Safety Policy templates for your school
Safer Internet Day
Promoting the safe and positive use of digital technology for young people
What is Online Safety?
It can be referred to as Online safety, eSafety or internet safety, but what does it mean?
Keeping Children Safe Online
Our kids will grow up only knowing life with the Internet, so how to keep them safe online?
Why is Online Safety Important?
We have become significantly dependent on and accustomed to the digital services and devices we use for being online. Online safety plays a vital role in the proper use of these tools
Online Safety Live
Free online safety events delivered across the UK for professionals who work with children
Professionals Online Safety Helpline
Online Safety helpline for professionals who work with children and young people in the UK
Online Safety Podcast
Official SWGfL online safety podcast
A tool to support non-school groups in making their use of technology safer
Social Media Checklists
Downloadable booklets to guide you through your profile settings
Latest UK Safer Internet Centre Articles
The Best Free Resources for Teachers
Lost in a sea of lacklustre PDFs and listicles, each one more mundane and unintelligible than the last? Crying out for resources that are genuinely useful, well-researched, and produced by experts? The title of this article might be a bit of a giveaway, but we’re here to help.
17th September 2019
More details on changes to 360 Degree Safe tool
Online tools and behaviours have changed significantly in the 10 years since 360 degree safe was launched and we feel it is time for the structure of the tool to reflect these developments. In doing this, we will introduce new features to help you save time, work more efficiently and meet your statutory obligations.
5th September 2019
Should young people be left to their own devices at school?
Should young people be allowed to bring their own devices into school? Some schools ban; some schools allow; and some have a hybrid policy, but what is the correct answer? David Wright, SWGfL Online Safety Manager and UKSIC Director looks at the case for and against BYOD.
23rd May 2019
SWGfL's Helplines - Quarter 1 2019 Update
Harmful Content Manager, Kathryn Tremlett, gives us an update of SWGfL's Helplines, including our newest service, Report Harmful Content. We are also given an insight into the top issues the children's workforce and the general public are facing online.
16th May 2019