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 sugggestions 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?
More Online Safety Articles
Over 13,500 Schools now benefit from 360 Degree Safe 2.0
Over 13,500 schools have been successfully transferred onto 360 Degree Safe 2.0 with new members registering each week. Read the full article to see how schools across the nation have benefited.
1st June 2020
SWGfL listed as one of the most innovative ‘Online Safety’ companies in UK
A new report has revealed that the UK is a world leader in online safety innovation. As part of this, SWGfL are proud to be listed as one the companies throughout the nation leading the way in online safety products.
27th May 2020
SWGfL Donate Whisper to all Schools Across the Nation
In light of the current situation, we are offering our support across the nation by donating Whisper to all new schools whilst closures are in effect. Schools can now continue to support their children whilst working from home, safely.
27th March 2020
Advice on Safe Remote Learning amidst Coronavirus
The Covid-19 outbreak may mean enforced school closure becomes more likely. SWGfL and the UK Safer Internet Centre have released guidance to help schools plan for teaching remotely.
13th March 2020