Internet Safety

SafetyNet 2 booklet cover

SafetyNet 2 booklet cover



Useful resources include:

SafetyNet booklet and  Easy Read version

Age UK : Internet Security - Staying Safe Online and Making the most of the internet: a practical guide to getting online.

'Staying safe on social media, and online' 


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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