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. 

The first UK Child Internet Safety Strategy was launched in December 2009. In February 2010, the Scottish Government launched its own specific Action Plan to help address some of the child internet safety and responsible use issues in Scotland.


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