Online Safety

Latest 60 sec Update from Our Safer Schools App

National Online Safety Guides for Parents to Netflix and Disney+

Advice/Guidance from Common Sense Education

Comment Sense Education YouTube Page

Home Activity Packs from CEOP/ThinkUKnow

Children in Scotland Webinars

Learning & Events

Our webinar series continues so that your CPD can too

Join us for free and affordable online training to continue your learning and development. Our expert trainers are running live sessions to strengthen the children's sector during these uncertain times.

We go live on:

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 10.30am-12pm

Five ways to wellbeing: helping yourself and others

During this time of change and challenge, looking after our mental health and the mental health of those around us has never been more important. This free webinar will explore and come up with ideas on how best to support ourselves and others.

Thursday, 23 April 2020, 10.30am-12pm

Working with children & young people who have experienced traumatic stress

This webinar will explore the developmental impact of trauma, focusing on psycho-education, regulation and co-regulation.

Friday, 24 April 2020, 3pm-4.30pm

Messy Maths: an outdoor, playful approach

Join Juliet Robertson, author of Dirty Teaching: A Beginner's Guide to Learning Outdoors and Messy Maths to learn about how to bring maths alive using the great outdoors as a classroom.

Thursday, 30 April 2020, 10.30am-12pm

Person-centred pathways: helping children be masters of their own future

Learn about how to support children and young people to understand where they are in life, and plan where they would like to be. Gain an understanding of brain development and emotional regulation, while exploring some useful planning tools.

Thursday, 30 April 2020, 3pm-4.30pm

Gaming and gambling education and prevention with young people

This webinar is an opportunity to learn about how problem gaming and gambling affect young people and families in Scotland. It is delivered by Fast Forward's Gambling Education Hub.

You can find details of all of our upcoming webinars, by clicking here.

We've got more webinars lined up, including a session led by Dr Suzanne Zeedyk on the rupture-repair cycle. Other topics covered will include: mindfulness, leadership and management, nursery-primary transitions and teenage behaviour.

What about costs?

We recognise the financial uncertainty that individuals and organisations are facing due to COVID-19. As a result, we have heavily reduced the webinar price down to £25 (with some webinars being available for free).

Please note that Children in Scotland is a charity and non-profit organisation. Fees to participate will be used to cover all costs related to this event while supporting our work to improve children's lives in Scotland.

If you wish to support our charity further and help us continue to improve children's lives, we'd be grateful for any donations via Give As You Live. Thank you very much.

A Parent's Guide to Zoom

Remote Learning: 10 Tips for Children, Parents &Teachers/Professionals

iNEQE Safe Guarding Group are an organisation created by Jim Gamble-former Chief Exec of CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) who create safeguarding/online safety content for young people, parents, teachers and child protection professionals.

They release a '60 Second Update' video every week which gives superb quick-fire information ranging from app updates or features to viral challenges. The most useful videos will be posted here each week, so check back regularly.

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Keeping up to Date with Apps, Games and Other Online Safety Matters

One of the very best ways to keep up dated with the latest happenings within E-safety, is to make sure you reguarly check into National Online Safety website. They release a fantastic brand new Parent Guide every Wednesday as part of #WakeUpWedneday. They can also be followed: (Facebook)

@natonlinesafety (Twitter)

Online Safety Resources for Schools and Parents

There are a wide range of resources available to help keep children safe online. Below are some of the most highly recommended