Online Safety News
Important Updates to the 360 Safe Cymru Online Safety Self-Review Tool
We are pleased to announce that an updated and improved version of our award-winning online safety tool 360 safe Cymru will be launched in March. Here we detail the new features and changes that new and existing users can benefit from.
27th January 2021
New Range of 360 Tools is Launched
We have now launched the online safety self- review tool 360Groups and 360EarlyYears. Find out what new features they have and what changes are coming!
16th November 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
Primary School Receives Record Online Safety Mark Achievement
St. Mark’s Ecumenical Anglican/Methodist Primary School becomes the first school to be awarded the Online Safety Mark for the fourth time.
15th July 2020
SWGfL Carries Out First Ever Remote Assessment for Online Safety Mark
A milestone was achieved when we carried out our first ever remote assessment for the Online Safety Mark last month. Find out how we got on and what the feedback was.
11th June 2020
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
360 Degree Safe 2.0 - Guidance for New Users
The 360 Degree Safe Online Safety self-review tool is used by over 11,000 schools - here’s why you should too!
22nd April 2020
360 Degree Safe 2.0 - Guidance for Existing Users
If you are one of the 11,000+ schools already using 360 Degree Safe, there are probably a few questions you have surrounding the new and improved version of our award-winning online safety review tool.
15th April 2020
360 Degree Safe 2.0 Has Arrived!
How and why we have reshaped the UK schools’ tool of choice when developing an effective school online safety strategy.
7th April 2020
10 Years of 360 degree safe
This year celebrates 10 years since the 360 degree safe Online Safety Self-Review Tool was released, this year's "State of the Nation" report analyses the self-review data of more that 11,000 schools across the country, and reflects on the progress of schools as well changes in the online safety landscape
12th March 2020
More details on changes to 360 Degree Safe tool
Online tools and behaviours have changed significantly in the 10 years since 360 degree safe was launched and we feel it is time for the structure of the tool to reflect these developments. In doing this, we will introduce new features to help you save time, work more efficiently and meet your statutory obligations.
5th September 2019
The 360 degree safe tool is changing later in the year
14,000 schools across the UK are registered for our award-winning online safety self-review tool 360 degree safe, ten years after its launch. However online safety has changed and so will our tool. Get ready to welcome a new look 360 degree safe site. The tool will have new registration, new content, new design and features with fewer aspects. Still free to use for schools in the UK!
15th July 2019
Online Safety Mark awarded to 400th school
Castle Cary Community School in Somerset has recently become the 400th school in the UK to gain the prestigious Online Safety Mark.
4th July 2019
Should young people be left to their own devices at school?
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 Online Safety Manager and UKSIC Director looks at the case for and against BYOD.
23rd May 2019
Creating an Effective School Safeguarding Strategy
Online Safety has become a key and pivotal part of a school’s broader safeguarding commitment. So where to start? It can look a daunting task when viewed as a whole so the key is breaking the task down into manageable sections.
11th December 2018