KEEPING YOU SAFE WHEN SCHOOL IS CLOSED: Blog items
SWGFL WHISPER, by Mr McDonald
Date: 8th Aug 2019 @ 5:51pm
SWGfL Whisper is a reporting service offered by South West Grid for Learning as part of its BOOST suite of online safety services for schools. The service, hosted by the Grid, consists of a website button / link that launches an online dialogue-box to capture information or details for anyone who needs to report issues to the school. That information is then sent to an email address nominated by the school. It also comprises an alternative SMS service that uses a school specific number to send information. Both services can be regarded as anonymous if the user chooses to withhold their personal information.
SWGfL (www.swgfl.org.uk) is an educational trust of the 15 South West Local Authorities. The SWGfL Trust is committed to providing all 2,500 educational establishments throughout the South West with safe, secure and reliable broadband internet connections and broadband-enabled teaching & learning resources and services.
SWGfL has developed an international reputation within online safety. It is a founding member of UKCCIS (UK Council for Child Internet Safety) and has spoken at conferences across Europe, America and Africa. SWGfL, along with partners Childnet and IWF, launched the UK Safer Internet Centrein January 2011 as part of the European Commission’s Safer Internet Programme.