We know that the last year has brought many challenges for children and young people; with schools closed to most for months, many support networks being stopped or reduced and some children feeling trapped in unsafe homes.
Celebrities Ant and Dec will give a virtual assembly to schoolchildren on the additional concerns that some young people are experiencing due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Parental drug and alcohol misuse in Scotland has more than doubled during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a national charity.
We know that the internet is a great tool for children to learn, play and share knowledge, but it is also a place where false information can be easily spread.
With the new lockdown restrictions in place, it’s likely that children will continue to spend more time online.
Calls from adults worried about a child’s welfare to the NSPCC’s helpline have jumped by 50% over the course of the pandemic, the charity has said.
Referrals of children living in homes affected by domestic abuse have increased more than 30% since the start of the pandemic, a charity has said.
Facebook’s revelation that it expects reports of child sexual abuse to drop once its controversial encryption plans go ahead have been branded a “remarkable admission” by the NSPCC.
With the country in the midst of another lockdown, schools closed and parents working from home, many families are spending a lot of time together.
At the beginning of 2021, many of us will embark on New Year’s resolutions, perhaps getting some exercise, giving up a guilty pleasure, or spending more time doing the things you love. But this January, the NSPCC is asking you to commit to one more resolution. If you can spare some time and energy, please help us make 2021 a better year for children across Scotland.
A 106-year-old volunteer who has dedicated decades of her life to fundraising for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has been made an MBE in the New Year Honours.
During the pandemic, online grooming crimes in Scotland were more than 30% higher when children were not at school compared with the same months last year.
Referrals from a helpline about child abuse have risen more than 50% in Scotland since the coronavirus lockdown in March, new figures indicate.
This December marks five years since the NSPCC joined with O2 to create the website Net Aware, which gives parents and carers advice on how to keep their children safe online.
Last month, when the new law giving children the same protection from physical assault as adults came into force in Scotland, we took a historic step forward in making it a country where children’s rights are fully recognised, respected and fulfilled.
Recorded offences involving child cruelty and neglect have risen by more than half in three years, according to analysis of police figures.
Almost 700 cases of child cruelty and neglect were recorded by Police Scotland last year, with a children’s charity warning youngsters could be at risk over Christmas.
A leading children's charity has pleaded for people in Aberdeen to volunteer as counsellors.
Many children at some point in their lives feel like they don’t fit in and that they are different from other people.
Online gaming is a huge part of many children’s lives. It’s a great way for them to be entertained, creative and connect with friends, especially as we’re coming into the winter months and spend more time indoors.
At NSPCC Scotland we have continued to be here for children throughout this pandemic.
Last year, Childline held almost 200 counselling sessions with children and young people in Scotland about child sexual exploitation.
North-east supermarket staff have walked 400km collectively to raise money for NSPCC Scotland.
As a volunteer for the NSPCC’s Childline service, I have seen first-hand how lockdown has impacted a generation of children.
It can be very difficult for a young person to open up and speak about any abuse or neglect they are experiencing.
A north-east woman is to take on her own version of the kiltwalk this weekend to raise money for NSPCC Scotland.
From a very early age, we talk to our children about topics that make them aware of safety, such as crossing the road and dealing with strangers.
Over the past couple of months, Childline has been providing a crucial safety net for children throughout the country as they have been cut off and isolated from the outside world.
An Aberdeen Childline volunteer has cycled almost 900 miles to raise money for the charity.
An Aberdeen woman has written her first book to help encourage children to recycle their waste.