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The following organisations can offer you:
- help or more advice on staying safe online
- help if you're a victim of fraud, bullying or stalking
Help with staying safe online
National Cyber Security Centre(NCSC)
NCSC is the centre of expertise on cyber security for the UK. It can offer advice and guidance on how to stay safe online.
Find more information about staying secure online on the NCSC website.
Cyber Aware can offer information and resources to protect yourself and your family online.
Find more information at https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberaware/home
Internet Watch Foundation
The Internet Watch Foundation is the UK hotline for reporting criminal online content.
Find more information at www.iwf.org.uk
Information Commissioner's Office
The Information Commissioner's Office can offer you advice on protecting personal information.
Find more information at www.ico.org.uk
Call: 0303 123 1113
Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm
Citizens Advice Scotland
Citizens Advice Scotland is Scotland's largest independent advice network.
Find your local Citizens Advice Bureaux for more information about staying safe online.
UK Safer Internet Centre
The UK Safer Internet Centre promotes the safe and responsible use of technology.
Find more information at www.saferinternet.org.uk
Call: 0844 381 4772
Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm
Young Scot is the national youth information and citizenship charity.
Find more information at www.youngscot.org
Call: 0808 801 0338
Help with fraud, bullying or stalking
You can report fraud and online crime to Police Scotland:
- by telephone 999 (emergency) 101 (non-emergency)
- in person at any police station
Childline can help if you're a child or teenager having problems with bullying, fraud or stalking.
The number is free to phone from your phone at home, a phone box or your mobile.
Call: 0800 1111
Victim Support Scotland
Victim Support Scotland can help with how you're feeling, if you're a victim of crime.
Find more information at www.victimsupportsco.org.uk
Call: 0800 160 1985 Monday to Friday, between 8am and 8pm
Fraud Advisory Panel
The Fraud Advisory Panel help people and organisations to protect themselves against fraud.
Find more information at www.fraudadvisorypanel.org
Call: 0207 920 8637 or 0207 920 8721
Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm
A national awareness campaign, backed by the UK government, set up to help tackle financial fraud.
Find more information at takefive-stopfraud.org.uk
Bullying UK is part of Family Lives, a charity which seeks to help families with any problems or challenges they face.
Find more information at www.bullying.co.uk
Call: 0808 800 2222
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