A leading children's charity has pleaded for people in Aberdeen to volunteer as counsellors.
Stricter online protection laws must be introduced after online grooming rose by nearly a third during the Covid-19 lockdown, according to a children’s charity.
The Government is being urged to bring forward “tough” online harms legislation after a children’s charity warned lockdown had created a “perfect storm” for offenders to groom youngsters.
Many children at some point in their lives feel like they don’t fit in and that they are different from other people.
Childline has received almost 2,500 calls from young people in Scotland struggling with their mental health so far during lockdown.
Millions of children are at risk of worse online abuse unless the Government plugs a Brexit funding blackhole, charity leaders, police, and teaching unions have warned.
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.
The Government has been urged to ensure its Online Harms Bill meets six new tests set by the NSPCC to ensure the regulation of social media properly protects children online.
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.
Online child sex crimes logged by police in a year have passed 10,000 for the first time, according to figures obtained by the NSPCC.
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.
An Aberdeen counsellor is taking on a 26 mile hike in her garden to help raise money for a charity.
Six residents in an Aberdeen community were the lucky recipients of a £1,000 cash prize in this weeks postcode lottery.
Children who are lonely and rely on social media are more than twice as likely to be groomed online, according to new research from the NSPCC.
Children stuck at home using the internet during lockdown is brewing a “perfect storm” for offenders to abuse online, the NSPCC has warned.
Mark Zuckerberg has been told not to “blindfold” himself from the threat encryption plans pose to young people, in a joint letter sent by some of the world’s biggest child protection organisations.
The Home Secretary has said she fully supports growing pressure on Facebook for it to rethink encryption proposals.
Ninety cyber crimes a day have been recorded against children since the introduction of Government plans to tackle online harms, the NSPCC estimates.
The NSPCC has warned Facebook that it risks becoming a “one-stop grooming shop” if it presses ahead with plans to encrypt across all its messaging services.
Facebook has been accused of using “selective big numbers” to promote its latest transparency report.
Counsellors at a leading children’s charity are calling on north-east youngsters who are worried about exam results to get in touch.
A child protection charity has issued an urgent appeal for volunteers.