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
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
Whisper® Anonymous Reporting Tool
Anonymous reporting that empowers your community to speak up in safety.
We run a number of helplines, use our flowchart to find out which helpline is most suitable for your query
Test your Internet connection to see if it blocks illegal child abuse and terrorist content
Data Protection Services
We have partnered with Firebird to provide a range of Data Protect services for schools
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.
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
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
Have You Heard About Report Harmful Content?
We’re calling for your help to answer this questionnaire about the helpline platform Report Harmful Content and to share your experiences of harmful content online.
6th May 2021
Professionals Online Safety Helpline - Quarterly Report
The POSH helpline has released its quarterly report for the start of the year from January to March. Carmel Glassbrook (helpline practitioner) breaks down the key findings around professional’s online safety.
16th April 2021
Disney+ Parental Controls and Privacy Settings
As Disney+ adds more mature content to the streaming site with Disney+ Star, this article looks at the privacy settings and parental controls available.
8th April 2021
SWGfL Launches Edtesa
Today, we have launched Edtesa! This online platform offers UK businesses and organisations a suite of digital tools to assist in online safety practice whilst also supporting the development of healthy, positive work environments.
6th April 2021