Help your children stay safe online

Police Scotland has launched a new Stay Safe Online campaign to help children, parents, teachers and carers improve their knowledge and understanding of how to keep children safe while they are online.

Stay Safe Online will provide children with the information they need.

Digi Dan’s Top Tips will be available on the website, which includes a quiz for youngsters and there is a Digi Dan’s ibook to download and keep his online safety tips.

The campaign targets two age groups:

The younger group, from nine to 12 years old will receive 10 top tips from a cartoon character, Digi Dan, who is an internet explorer and knows everything about staying safe online.

Older children will receive advice about keeping safe online including tips on password security, social media posting, sexting, how to deal with inappropriate pictures and who to contact for help.

Any child who feels at risk or is worried should speak to a parent, guardian or teacher or can phone Police Scotland on 101 
or Childline on 0800