SWGfL announced in Charity Awards shortlist

03 May 2023 UK SIC

It was fantastic to hear that our partners at SWGfL have been shortlisted for the Charity Awards in the Education and Training category. For over two decades, SWGfL have been supporting schools, professionals, and individuals with online safety through their various services, tools and products.

The Charity Awards, which is the longest-standing awards scheme in the charity sector, has selected 30 charities for the shortlist, all of which have demonstrated best practices in leadership and management. The independent panel of sector leaders has judged all the shortlisted charities, and announced the news today (3rd March).

Ensuring everyone can benefit from technology free from harm

SWGfL’s inclusion in the Education and Training category continues to highlight the importance of online safety and the issues that are currently being seen and actively addressed by the work of the UK Safer Internet Centre.

The winners of the 10 categories, along with the recipients of the Overall Award for Excellence and the Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement, will be announced on the 7th of June. The awards night will be hosted by broadcaster and commentator Ayesha Hazarika and attended by representatives of the shortlisted charities, celebrities, and leaders from other well-known charities.

David Wright, CEO of SWGfL and Director of UK Safer Internet Centre said:

‘We at SWGfL are delighted to hear we’ve been announced as a Charity Award finalist. For over 20 years we’ve seen the online safety landscape evolve and through new developments and innovations, we’ve had the honour of working to ensure that everyone can benefit from technology free from harm. From safer internet connections, helpline support services, educational toolkits and training materials, SWGfL will continue to develop and support individuals with staying safe online.’

Matthew Nolan, chief executive of Civil Society Media, which organizes the Charity Awards, congratulated SWGfL on making the highly-coveted shortlist, saying that all the charities on this year’s shortlist ought to be immensely proud of their achievements.

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