Internet Safety

SafetyNet 2 booklet cover

SafetyNet 2 booklet cover



The Adult Protection Committee internet safety materials educate adults about internet risks whilst also stressing the positive aspects of being connected online.  The SafetyNet booklet is also available in an Easy Read version and a BSL version has been distributed by the Deaf Communication Service.

Age UK has created two guides on internet safety for older adults: Internet Security - Staying Safe Online and Making the most of the internet: a practical guide to getting online.  The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities Easy Read guide 'Staying safe on social media, and online' provides tips on writing a safe profile, and using Skype and webcams safely.


Keep Safe Online: Sexting and Cyberbullying

If you have posted something you regret, there are ways of making it disappear. Even if someone else has posted something about you. Get advice at:  Advice and information about 'sexting' is available at: Or read the ‘so you got naked online’ information at:  Information on the campaign ‘Pose, Sext—What Happens Next?’ is at:  Information is also available at:   


I want to talk to someone:

If you are a young person and want to talk to someone your own age or a counsellor,  BeatBullying has qualified counsellors online from 8am-2am. 

  •  (also has information for parents, carers and teachers)
  • Childline on 0800 11 11 (24 hours) or
  • Samaritans - 08457 90 90 90 (24 hours) or email (available for children, young people or adults)


I want to report something:

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) works to combat the sexual abuse of children and young people online and offline.  Get advice and information about how to report concerns at:  To report a concern about an adult you can also call Police Scotland on 101 or the Adult Protection Phone Line on 01383 602200.


I’m a parent.  Where can I find information?

A parents’ guide to the latest social media and instant message trends can be found at:  Parent information is also available at:









Adult Protection
Tel: 01383 602200
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