The internet is central to our everyday lives and those of our children and young people. It can be a positive, fun place to interact with the world, with endless possibilities for learning and socialising.
The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that our children and young people are successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens. Equally, we want to make sure that we improve the life chances of those children and young people in our communities who are at risk.
So while we want young people to enjoy the internet and all that it has to offer, we also want them to stay in control and know what to do and who to go to if they feel at risk.
We are currently working across government to update our Internet Safety Action Plan, ensuring it is linked to both our Digital Participation and Cyber Resilience strategies. We are also taking steps to ensure the refreshed action plan is linked to work being taken forward in schools. In addition to this, we will be engaging with key external stakeholders who will be crucial in the development of a refreshed action plan.