The harmful effects of cyber bullying and “sexting” are being highlighted by the latest phase of the Speak up Speak out public protection campaign. The campaign launched on Tuesday 11 February,
It’s the fourth in a series of campaigns by the City of Edinburgh Council, Police Scotland and NHS Lothian highlighting public protection issues. This phase focuses on keeping safe online and on your phone. It’s a topic relevant to everyone but particularly to:
- children (spotlighting the issues of cyber bullying and sexting)
- parents/carers (for advice on how to keep children safe online)
- vulnerable adults
- older people
- domestic abuse situations.
To coincide with Safer Internet Day, Police Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council have arranged a series of events in schools, community venues and libraries across the city. In addition, a range of posters will be seen in venues across Edinburgh to spotlight the main issues and directing people to these contact points for help:
- ChildLine (0800 1111) or ParentLine Scotland (08000 28 22 33)
- Social Care Direct, The City of Edinburgh Council’s social work service (0131 200 2324).
A radio advert will be aired on Forth One and Two for one week from Tuesday 11 February and a series of child-friendly posters have been developed for primary and secondary schools.
If you’d like to hear more about the campaign or would like some campaign posters, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org