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.
- National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland (2014) – see page 159
Emerging Patterns and Trends Report #1 Youth-Produced Sexual Content 2015
Guidance on cases involving communications sent via social media 2014
Ofcom Internet Safety Measures 2014
- Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online: Balancing Risk and Opportunity 2013
- Be Safe and Keep Others Safe Online 2013
Ofcom - Internet Safety
- Barnardo's - Digital Dangers Report
View more resources in our e-library
- Police Scotland: How can children be safe online?
- Education Scotland: Internet safety and responsible use
- UK Safer Internet Centre
- Internet Watch Foundation
- ThinkUKnow (CEOP)
- Respect Me
- Glow Connect
- CEOP, You Tube clips
- SWGfl Making sense of the new online safety standards
- Childnet digital leaders programme
- Policy Hub Scotland - Child Internet Safety
- Digital Learning Community
- Twitter - Safety Centre
- Thorn - The Intersection of Child Sexual Exploitation and Technology