SWGfL and Scottish Government unveil new and improved 360 degree safe Scotland tool

30 January 2018

360 degree safe Scotland just got better. Our award winning online safety self-review tool has undergone a major upgrade making it more secure, reliable and user friendly.


The changes to the tool bring it up to date and will make it more attractive and easier to use. These include:


The language used within the tool has been updated to reflect the changes to online safety terminology. All references to e-safety have been replaced with online safety.

E-Safety Mark becomes Online Safety Mark

The E-Safety Mark accreditation – awarded to schools that demonstrate good online safety practices – has changed to the Online Safety Mark. This reflects the change in terminology outlined above.

The award process remains the same and full details can be found here.

Updated Content

We have refreshed the content throughout the site, making it easier to digest.

We have removed some of the PDF documents in favour of showing content directly on the page. This will make it easier to access and keep up to date.

Read more about the content updates here.

Security and Stability

We have made a number of minor updates and bug fixes designed to make the tool more stable and secure.


The colour scheme of the tool has been updated giving the tool a fresher look and improving the user experience.

A white background, more spacing, and subtle animations make it easier to see the different elements on the page, and making the whole experience feel smoother and easier to navigate.


Navigating the website remains fairly similar, but we have removed the drop-down menu in favour of navigating through the pages. This makes it easier to work your way through the content without being overloaded with links.

The self-review tool itself has been made more intuitive; editing your school’s current position is more straightforward, while the improvement actions now appear in line with the section you are working on making it much easier to follow.

Mobile and Tablet Friendly

You can now use the tool on any device with a web browser. The content, registration process, and tool have all been overhauled to work efficiently on a range of devices of all screen sizes, including mobiles and tablets.

We believe these changes will improve your experience of the tool and ultimately help you to improve Online Safety and Safeguarding in your school. If you have any questions or feedback, please email webteam@swgfl.org.uk and tell us what you think.

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