Stay informed about online safety with the SWGfL podcast
Our online safety podcast exists to help everybody with their online safety challenges and questions, as we believe that everybody should use technology free from harm.
Presented by a variety of SWGfL's online safety experts and special guests - this podcast is your one-stop-shop for internet safety news and comment.
The focus of our episodes is to advise professionals working with young people. That being said, the content will be useful for parents, carers or anybody with an interest in online safety. We don't discriminate!
In every episode, our experts will discuss a topic and give you the answers to the most confusing or challenging topics in the digital world.
So jump right in, have a listen, and let us know your thoughts and suggestions for future episodes. We'd love to hear from you, so please get in touch.
Episode 1 - Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Bringing phones, tablets, and other mobile devices into schools remains a hot topic. What are your thoughts and experiences of BYOD? Have a listen to what our online safety experts Jess and Gareth have to say to help you with this online safety issue.
Episode 2 - Sexting
What is sexting and how can we tackle this online challenge? How does it affect young people and adults? How do you deal with sexting incidents? Our expert hosts, Jess and Gareth, go into all the details of how to handle sexting incidents.
Episode 3 - Online reputation
The longer you've been online, the more digital footprints you will have left. Are you taking steps to manage your online reputation? Episode three of the podcast will help you get your online self under control.
Episode 4 - What is persuasive design?
How do you feel while using technology? In the newest SWGfL podcast we have dived in to the topic of persuasive design. What it is and how to recognize it?
Episode 5 Young people speak about their online rights
Jess talked to Beccie and Marcus about children's rights online. These two young people are involved in ENYA, the European Network of Young Advisors. What do young people want and need in the digital environment? They tell us all!
Episode 6 Remote learning and safeguarding considerations
What should be the considerations for safety and safeguarding while doing remote learning? Jump in our new podcast with Jess, Ken and David and send us your questions on firstname.lastname@example.org
Episode 7 Online Scams
Did you become a victim of any online scams? We have noticed a steady rise in online scams recently. Listen to Gareth and Jess discussing how to stay safe and protected.
Episode 8 Professional Online Safety Helpline - How are schools coping?
Calls since the lockdown have tripled in our Professional Online Safety Helpline! Have a listen to a wonderful interview with our helpline practitioner Carmel and find out what are the issues schools are facing?
Episode 9 - What is Information?
Episode 10 - Online Radicalisation
Have a listen at another great SWGfL podcast this time in an interview with the National Police lead coordinator for Prevent teams in the police on the topic of online radicalisation
Episode 11 - What is hate speech and how to counter it?
Episode 12 - Online Safety - Back to School
Episode 13 - Online Safety Digital Engagement
Do you feel anxious using different digital technologies to connect? What are some of the pressures and advantages of video conferencing tools? Learn about this and much more on another brilliant online safety podcast with Jess and Gareth.
Episode 14 - Project Evolve - How to teach online safety? - Online Safety
What is Project Evolve and why is it the best resource for teachers in 2020? Find out all you need to know about how to teach online safety, how to use Project Evolve in another great podcast from SWGfL.
Episode 15 - Social Dilemma - Online Safety
What are your thoughts on the new documentary from Netflix titled Social Dilemma? Is this something that can be used in the classroom? Another great episode from Jess and Gareth, have a listen and join in!
Episode 16 - Safer Internet Day 2021
Safer Internet Day 2021 is just around the corner! Jump in and listen to Jess and Gareth discuss all of the great activities and content you can use for the SID celebration on the 9th of February!
Internet Matters conversation - SEND resources
Listen to this great conversation with Claire Levens from Internet Matters to hear about the great resources Internet Matters have developed to support parents and children with SEND.
More Online Safety Articles
Online Safety Day – The Largest SWGfL Event . . . So Far!
Find out what happened at Online Safety Day. This article outlines what was discussed by each guest speaker and breaks down the full two hour event to highlight the key topics and resources.
2nd October 2020
What is Triller?
Hear all about the latest app that has been downloaded over 120 million times! This article looks at why so many people are using it and highlights some of its many features.
19th August 2020
Internet Matters release new Social Media Online Safety Hub
Internet Matters along with Facebook have worked together to release an internet hub to offer tailored advice on how to connect safely online across a range of social media platforms. This includes advice and support for young people, parents and carers on how to connect safely online, as well as providing a range of helpful guidance that is tailored for your needs.
7th July 2020
How to become an Online Tutor – Safeguarding Considerations
If you’re looking to start a career as an online tutor or offer your teaching skills to schools during this time, there are certain things to consider when it comes to delivering online lessons.
1st July 2020