Online and mobile phone child safety

New technologies, digital media and the internet are an integral part of children’s lives. Whether or not on a computer at school or at home, a table, a games consol of mobile / smart phone, children and young people are increasingly accessing the internet. This has enabled new forms of social interaction to emerge via social networking sites and on-line gaming. These technologies also bring a variety of risks from adults and peers, including sexual exploitation from online predators, for example, grooming, often via social networking sites. (National Guidance for Child Protection)


Resources

WithScotland Internet Safety Resources

Further resources, reports and research, are available from the WithScotland Library


Key messages for practice

National Guidance for Child Protection 


Useful links