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08088 01 03 02
Phone the free Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline
Every day, 6pm to midnight

Help & Information

Sexual violence in any form is traumatic. It is important to be able to confide in people who understand what you/your children are experiencing. You may find it helpful to speak to a support worker from the Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline.

Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline 08088 01 03 02 (6pm-12 midnight daily)
Email: support@rapecrisisscotland.org.uk
Free confidential support and information for women and men, aged 13+, affected by sexual violence at any time in their lives; also support for friends, family and professionals.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Advice for children, young people, parents, teachers and others. You can ‘report abuse’ and someone will get in touch with you to help. Parents and carers can also download a CEOP app which stays visible on a web page and can be clicked to instantly report abuse or get advice: www.ceop.police.uk

How to keep your child safe online http://www.mathsdoctor.co.uk/online/child-safety/
A guide offering parents information on keeping children safe online, including the implementation of parental controls & practicing responsible social networking behaviour.

Knowthenet www.knowthenet.org.uk Advice and tips on staying safe.

The complete guide to protecting your child's safety online in 2018:

Protecting children's privacy online - a guide for parents, carers and educators

Parents' guide to protecting kids online

Internet safety: How to keep kids & teens safe online

How to protect your children on their smartphone

Guide to stopping ISPs and advertisers from gathering information on children

Childline www.childline.org.uk/talk Call: 0800 1111 Bullying line: 0800 44 1111
For children or young people who want to talk to someone in confidence.

Chatdanger www.chatdanger.com
How to keep safe while chatting online.

Get Safe Online www.getsafeonline.org
Practical advice on how to protect yourself, your computers and mobile devices against problems online. Useful info on cyber stalking, safe online dating and safeguarding children.

NSPCC 0808 800 5000 Email: help@nspcc.org.uk Text: 88858

National Child Protection Line in Scotland Call: 0800 022 3222

UK Safer Internet Centre www.saferinternet.org.uk Twitter: @UK_SIC

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) www.ceop.police.uk
UK police organisation to protect children from sexual abuse wherever they are, including online. www.thinkuknow.co.uk CEOP site with advice for children, young people, parents, teachers & others.

Action Scotland Against Stalking http://www.scotlandagainststalking.com/
Information about stalking.

National Stalking Helpline www.stalkinghelpline.org
Call: 0808 802 0300
Email: advice@stalkinghelpline.org

Scottish Women’s Aid www.scottishwomensaid.org.uk
Information about domestic abuse and how local Women’s Aid groups can support women experiencing abuse.

Stop Revenge Porn stoprevengepornscotland.wordpress.com
Website from Scottish Women's Aid for those whose partner or ex-partner has purposefully distributed images or videos of a sexual nature without their consent.

Crimestoppers Top Tips for Online Safety - http://blog.crimestoppers-uk.org/?p=57
13 Ways to stay 'Cyber Safe'.

Reporting abuse

  • If you are worried about something which is happening to you or someone you know, contact the police by phoning 101. If it is an emergency, dial 999
  • If you are reporting to the police or others, it is good to keep evidence, for example of offensive text messages, photos, comments, chat room commentary and so on
  • To take a snapshot or copy of anything on the screen, including chat or online conversations hold down the ‘ALT’ key and press ‘Prt Sc – SysRq’ or ‘Print Screen’. Open up a new text or paint document and paste the image into it. Note the time and date of the conversation. (If using an Apple computer press ‘Cmd + Shift + 3’. This will take a snapshot of your screen and save it as an image to your desktop)