Guide

Staying safe online
Last updated: 13 August 2019

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

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 at www.ncsc.gov.uk

Cyber Aware

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

Find more information at www.cyberaware.gov.uk

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 Citizen's Advice Bereaux 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

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

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

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

Take 5

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

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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