Staying Safe Online (including Online Gaming) - resources for you!

A collection of links and resource for young people, corporate parents and everyone involved in providing support for Care Experienced Young People. 


Staying safe online has never been more important as children from as young as 5 years old have social network profiles.  We as their adults and carers play a pivotal and extremely important role to keep all children safe, from an outside world that can invade a very safe and secure environment.

Staying safe online do's and don't's can be daunting and confusing. Let's pull all the links together in one location to make it easier and quicker for people to find the correct support and advice in keeping young people safe online.

The internet is also an amazing place to be creative, chat with friends and find interesting fun stuff. You may spend a lot of time online, so it’s important to make the most of it and enjoy it whilst also being safe, sensible and respectful to others too. 

The care and safety of all young people is paramount.  

Where to go for more advice

Below are some very useful website/support groups to help give you the very best advice, support and staying safe through the mine field of Social Media for young people.

Police Scotland and CEOP

Click HERE keep safe, keep secure-online. Police Scotland. How can I keep my child safe online? click HERE CEOP

Scottish Goverment. Keeping children safe online. We are committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of Scotland's children and young people, including when they are using the internet. So while we want young people to enjoy the internet and all the educational and social benefits it offers, we aim to ensure that they know how to stay in control and what to do if they feel at risk. Click HERE 

Safety NET Kids

Safety Net Kids Click HERE  We call ourselves that because we have all been involved with Safety Net at looking at things that make us feel unsafe and working on them ourselves. To be safe means to be comfy and not scared.  We do things like standing up to bullies without being mean, listening to our bodies as they are clever at spotting danger and thinking about things we can do to make the areas where we live safer.

Staying Safe Online

Staying safe online Click HERE There are lots of fun and interesting things you can do on the internet. And it can be a great way to stay in touch with friends. But it’s important to understand how to stay safe online.

Parenting across Scotland

Parenting across Scotland Click HERE The internet has a lot to offer us all and most parents think the benefits of letting their children online outweigh the risks. As well as offering tips on preventing problems, we look at some of the main issues that concern parents, and where to get help and advice. 

NSPCC

NSPCC It can be hard to know how to talk to your child about online safety. From setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps, we can help you to understand the risks and keep your child safe. Click HERE 

If you're worried about something a child or young person may have experienced online, you can contact the NSPCC helpline for free support and advice. Call them on 0808 800 5000 or contact online. Children can contact Childline any time to get support themselves.

UK Safer Internet Centre

UK Safer Internet Centre. Where you can find online safety tips advice and rescources to help children and youn people stay safe online. Click HERE  

Project dates

18 Sep 2020 - 31 Dec 2022

Passions

Young people and achievements, Staying safe online

Contact

(for further information)

Emma Allen
Virtual Head Teacher (Care Experienced Young People)
01467 535395
virtual.school@ aberdeenshire.gov.uk