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Info for children & young people

if you need help or to talk to someone

If you need to talk to someone about your problems please call Childline on 0800 1111 or go to their website – www.childline.org.uk.  Calls are free and confidential.

 

your rights

Young people around the world have their human rights listed in a document called the UN Convention on The Rights of the Child (CYPCS) which you can read more about in the Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People website where they have an illustrated guide for young people. These rights are for all children and young people under the age of 18, and if you are under 21 and have ever been ‘looked after’ or in care.

 

information on bullying

It is important that you feel safe from bullying in school and your community. Every child has the right not to be bullied – it’s never acceptable.  The Respect Me website which gives information on what you should do if you are being bullied and may want to contact Childline to talk to someone and get advice on bullying.

 

web advice for young people 

Ask Frank is a website which provides honest information to educate teenagers and adolescents about the potential effects of drugs both legal and illegal.

The YoungScot website also gives information for young people aged 11 – 26 years about what is going on in your area, how to keep fit and healthy, education advice, careers support, managing money and much more.

 

keeping safe online

The ThinkUKnow website gives you the latest information on keeping safe online and on your mobile phone.

Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.

 

information for young people in care

Who Cares? Scotland works with and for children and young people who are in care in Scotland. Their website is your place to show what you’re all about. You can post up comments, stories, photos and videos. You can find stuff to do in your area. You can get advice – and get involved in Who Cares? Scotland.

The National Confidential Forum aims to improve the health and well-being of children placed in institutional care in Scotland by learning from your experience. The Forum is about understanding and acknowledging your experiences as a child in institutional care in Scotland, whatever they were.

 

information from police scotland

With New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), or so-called “legal highs”, “legal” doesn’t mean safe. You can never be sure what you’re taking or how it’ll affect you. They can even contain harmful or toxic chemicals – so don’t take them. NPS can kill you. So why risk your life? For more info see Scotland.Police.Uk