Remember, there’s no need for you or your friend to cope alone. There are lots of people and places who can help stop what’s happening and support you to move on.


During the pandemic

We are all spending more time online for learning, working and socialising. This means that we are all at increased risk of harms that can occur online. More information is available on how to keep yourself and your child safe in the digital environment.

Useful websites

ThinkuKnow provides information about staying safe on sites you like and new technology:

Young Scot has great advice about sex, relationships and personal safety for young people in Scotland:

Barnardo’s RealLoveRocks can give more information about sexual exploitation and young people:

NSPCC advice and resources on how to talk to your child about online safety.  

Barnardo’s online safety advice.

Practical guide for parents and carers on using social media platforms, developed by Internet Matters, NSPCC, Parent Zone, and UK Safer Internet Centre.  

Children's Parliament and the Scottish Youth Parliament’s advice on social media and screen time.