Staying safe online

Last updated: 31 May 2018

Further help

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

Cyber Aware

Cyber Aware can offer information and resources to protect yourself and your family online.

Find more information at

Internet Watch Foundation

The Internet Watch Foundation is the UK hotline for reporting criminal online content.

Find more information at

Information Commissioner's Office

The Information Commissioner's Office can offer you advice on protecting personal information.

Find more information at
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 more information at
Call: 0808 800 9060
Monday to Friday between 9am and 8pm
Saturdays between 10am and 2pm

UK Safer Internet Centre

The UK Safer Internet Centre promotes the safe and responsible use of technology.

Find more information at
Call: 0844 381 4772
Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm

Young Scot

Young Scot is the national youth information and citizenship charity.

Find more information at
Call: 0808 801 0338

Help with fraud, bullying or stalking

Police Scotland

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
Call: 0345 603 9213
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
Call: 0207 920 8637 or 0207 920 8721
Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm

Bullying 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
Call: 0808 800 2222

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