Internet safety for children and young people: national action plan

Refreshed action plan on internet safety for children and young people to ensure appropriate training, support and information is in place.


In November 2013 the Scottish Government published Guidance on Developing Policies to Promote the Safe and Responsible Use of Mobile Technology in Schools which promotes the safe and responsible use of mobile technology in schools.

In 2014 the Scottish Government published guidance on the Conduct of Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood ( RSHP) education in schools. This is guidance for teachers on the conduct of teaching RSHP education. It is intended to enable children and young people to build positive relationships as they grow older. It should present facts in an objective, balanced and sensitive manner with a framework of sound values and an awareness of laws on sexual behaviour.

In September 2016 the Scottish Government published Enhancing Learning and Teaching Through The Use of Digital Technology: A Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy for Scotland. The strategy aims to create the conditions for improved use of technology in schools and is structured around 4 key objectives relating to teacher skills, leadership, curriculum and access to technology.

As a result of a commitment in the strategy, in March 2017, new Experiences and Outcomes were published for the Technologies area of Curriculum for Excellence. The new Experiences and Outcomes, which set out expectations for learning and progression in each area of the curriculum, now have a stronger focus on Digital Literacy, which incorporates internet safety and cyber resilience.


Email: Jennifer Stenton

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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