Spotlight on online safety

If you are a child, parent or someone who works with children and young people you it is important you know about online safety.

With laptops, mobile phones and electronic games all providing internet access it's imperative that we equip children with the knowledge and tools they need to keep themselves safe. 

Here are some places to start:

Think U Know is the education programme from the National Crime Agency's Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command.  It aims to ensure that everyone has access to this practical information including children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them. 

UK Safer Internet Centre is a third sector partnership who co-ordinate Safer Internet Day in the UK.  On their website you can find online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.The website has sections for children, young people, parents & carers and professionals.

Parentzone  provides  information to help parents understand the digital world and raise resilient children.

The National Action Plan on Internet Safety for Children and Young People provides an overview of what the Scottish government is doing to help children and young people be safe online.

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