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 and UKSIC Director looks at the case for and against BYOD.
The prizes for the Film Competition have arrived! The prizes will be given at the finalists’ event at the BFI in London on the 3rd of July and will be awarded for the first, second and third placed entries in both categories. This means any team who is shortlisted will be winning a...
The SELMA Toolkit is an interactive set of tools and materials to support young people to understand what hate speech is, how it affects them and those around them, and what we can do together to make a difference.
The UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC) has reviewed its 'appropriate' filtering and monitoring definitions and is publishing these as a draft for consultation. The definitions aim to help both schools and providers understand what is considered 'appropriate'. The consultation is open to industry, schools and the public until 14th June 2019.
Entries for the Childnet Film Competition close on Monday 10th June, so with less than one month left to enter we look at some of the key things to know, including a sneak peek at this year’s judging panel!
On 25 April the IWF launched ‘Once upon a year’, their 2018 Annual Report. Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE DL hosted the launch and talked about it on a blog. Guidance: This blog contains content of a sensitive nature and addresses the issue of the sexual abuse of children.
Research shows that 69% of teachers are stressed at work and people are leaving the profession at a faster rate than ever before, but we don’t need academic research to see that teaching has become an increasingly stressful job. Carmel Glassbrook, Professionals Online Safety Helpline Practitioner, offers her top tips to help educators look after themselves .
Online hate speech is a growing problem, with abusive comments from peers one of the key causes of upset online for young people. This is why UK Safer Internet Centre partner, SWGfL, is working alongside European partners to help deliver SELMA, a two year project that aims to tackle the problem of online hate speech by promoting mutual awareness, tolerance, and respect.