Returning to School
With schools returning to regular practice, there's so much to think about! Some of us may not have seen our classrooms for some time and the thought of learning a whole new set of pupils names may be proving more difficult than usual. Although we can't help with some of these problems, we understand that going back to school can be a stressful time for many.
That's why we've put together a bundle of resources that schools can use for the new year. Covering everything from social media to safeguarding, SWGfL want to ensure you are as prepared as you can possibly be when it comes to online safety.
Things have certainly changed but that doesn't mean the new school year can't be a safe and productive one!
Digital Tools for your Return to School
Online Safety Training
Online safety training for staff, children & parents, delivered by experts both face-to-face or online
An online software solution to help schools monitor their students' behaviors when surfing the Internet
Whisper® Anonymous Reporting Tool
Anonymous reporting that empowers your community to speak up in safety.
360 Degree Safe
Our multi-award winning online self-review tool for schools
Professionals Online Safety Helpline
Online Safety helpline for professionals who work with children and young people in the UK
Swiggle.org.uk - Child Friendly Search
Swiggle is a child friendly search engine designed to help young people with their first steps on the internet
We run a number of helplines, use our flowchart to find out which helpline is most suitable for your query
Data Protection Services
We have partnered with Firebird to provide a range of Data Protect services for schools
Test your Internet connection to see if it blocks illegal child abuse and terrorist content
Trend Micro™ Security Software
Access Trend Micro™ Security Software at discounted prices for education
Back to School Resources
Safe Remote Learning
Whether your school is closed or not, delivering classes online can be helpful. Here's the lowdown on organising classes online so they are trouble free
Video Conferencing for Kids: Safeguarding and Privacy Overview
Never have video conferencing services been as important as they are right now. No longer are they a novelty but vital for us all to stay connected, whether home, school or work.
So You Got Naked Online
A resource that offers strategies to support the issues resulting from sexting incidents
Education Professionals - Remote Working
A resource guide for education professionals when working from home.
Online Safety Considerations for Reopening of Schools
We have drawn together the following guidance as helpful pointers to reopening your school.
Covid-19: Expectations and Effects on Children Online
SWGfL report on the expectations and effects lockdown has had towards children online.
Safeguarding considerations and guidance when appointing tutors
Safer Blended Learning
With the enduring threat of local restrictions being applied at any given time, schools should be considering ‘Blended Learning’ as part of their strategy.
Social Media Checklists
Downloadable booklets to guide you through your profile settings in Facebook
Downloadable booklets to guide you through your profile settings in Twitter
Downloadable booklets to guide you through your profile settings in Instagram
Downloadable booklets to guide you through your profile settings in Snapchat
Downloadable booklets to guide you through your profile settings in Roblox
Downloadable booklets to guide you through your profile settings in TikTok
Downloadable booklets to guide you through parental controls
We have a number of useful resources available to download on our store so why not check it out.
Working with SWGfL provides the Trust with a single point of contact, they understand our schools and the problems we face.
Useful Back to School Articles
New Laws Proposed by Law Commission to Protect Victims of Online Abuse
The law commission has proposed new laws to protect victims from harmful online behaviour. Read about what has been proposed and what this means for online safety.
15th September 2020
Nominet and SWGfL partner for Project Evolve in Children's Online Safety Programme
Project Evolve is one of the programmes that Nominet are helping to support through the new Children's Online Safety Programme. Find out more in this latest article.
10th September 2020
SWGfL Online Safety Day 2020
We are putting on an exclusive event on the 29th September 2020 with leading online safety organisations Childnet & Internet Matters with the event itself powered by Facebook! Read all about it and sign up here!
3rd September 2020
SWGfL to launch new versions of Online Safety Review Tool
SWGfL has carried out significant re-development of their online self-review tool for schools and will be releasing new and more focussed versions of the tool over the coming months.
24th August 2020