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| 07 March 2014
Scots parents have been given a stark warning about the dangers of failing to understand the threats posed by the online world in which today’s young people live. More than 50,000 paedophiles — each one “a potential abuser” — are feared to be active within the UK, scouring the internet for targets. And bullying has “migrated online”, with youngsters increasingly trading terrifying insults and abuse on social networking sites.
| 07 March 2014
New research will be used to look at young people’s experiences of online bullying in Scotland for the first time.
The research will identify how bullying and online bullying overlap and the most effective solutions will be done in partnership with respectme, the national anti-bullying service. This will build on respectme’s existing work with local authorities across Scotland to build confidence and capacity to tackle bullying of all forms.
28 February 2014
The Stay Safe Online campaign is to help children, parents, teachers and carers improve their knowledge and understanding of how to keep children safe while the are online.
Backed by radio adverts, Stay Safe Online will provide children with the information they need. “Digi Dan’s Top Tips” will be available on the website digidan.co.uk. The website includes a quiz for youngsters and there is a DigiDan's ibook to download and keep his online safety tips.