Whether you use websites and social media or chat to your pals online and do a bit of shopping... Find out why it's important to keep yourself and your data safe with 'Digi Know?'
Cyber scams are scams that are carried out online. This could be through things like phishing emails, dodgy websites, or fake accounts on social media. Read on to find out how to report something that you suspect is a scam, and what to do if you are scammed.
In association with Citizens Advice Bureau, check out how to avoid getting scammed, what you should do if you've fallen victim to one and typical scams to look out for.
#DigiKnow...how to stay safe when it comes to in-game chat, online communities and forums? Have a look at our guide on gaming chat features and settings you can use to protect yourself.
#DigiKnow...what cryptocurrency is? Have a look at our article to see where cryptocurrency came from, how it works and how to avoid cryptocurrency scams.
#DigiKnow...what to do if you get hacked? Here's our information on how to protect yourself online, how to know if your devices have been broken into and what to do if you have been hacked.
Fact checking is a key part of Digital Literacy and can help fight the spread of damaging misinformation. Here's our guide and links to independent fact checking websites.
Whether you're just regretting your outfit choice, or someone has shared a personal picture that was never meant for public viewing, find out how to remove images shared online.
Bots exist everywhere online, and they can be good or bad! Find out how they are they used to spread fake news online, and how you can avoid being fooled by them.
Cyber extortion is an online form of crime where criminals use threats to pressure victims into handing over money or other goods. Here are some top tips on preventing a cyber crime and what to do if you fall victim to one.
The digital world is a space where many young people from around the world can express themselves, develop their civic identities and communicate globally. It’s a place where young people can feel connected to one another, no matter where they’re based.
From Britney Spears to Jay Z, plenty of celebrities have fallen victim to identity theft. Figures released via the BBC, show how the number of identity theft victims has risen by a third. Here are five steps to keeping your identity safe...
Here's are a few essential things you need to do when setting up your new iPhone or Android phone.
Worried you may be oversharing online? Find some tips about how to limit what you're sharing.
Sending nude photos to someone on social media can be risky in many ways. In these two short films, we follow the stories of two different young people who have had their photos shared.
For Episode 6 of Young Scotcast, Capital's Katy J is joined by Declan Doyle head of ethical hacking at the Scottish business resilient Centre, discussing all things cyber security. Tune in now...
For Episode 5 of Young Scotcast, Capital's Katy J is joined by Katie Ferguson, Director from Respect Me - Scotland's anti-bullying charity and Len Pennie, Scots poet and content creator. Together they discuss bullying, the difference between face to face and online bullying, how to get support and Len shares her experiences and advice about online bullying too.
Find out how to get help if you're being bullied online.
Social media expert Kieran Smyth shares his advice on creating a positive online presence.
Being online is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people, but when you’re talking to someone from behind a screen there's a risk that they aren’t who they say they are.
Staying safe on social media is really important, check out this video of young people sharing their top tips on staying safe on social media.
It's important to make sure you're safe when spending time online. Here's how.
Facebook is a fun way to stay in touch with friends or family, start a page about something you love, or easily organise events.
Check out our guide to learn more about TikTok's approach to safety, privacy, and security.
Instagram is by far one of the most popular social media apps out there, but how well do you know how to stay safe on the app and the security features that it offers? Never fear, our top ten tips for staying safe on Instagram combine useful advice and recommended settings to give you a fun and safe Instagram experience.
BeReal, a new social media app, is growing in popularity. Have a look at our guide on staying safe while using the app.
Whether you’re a fan of funny filters, increasing that snap score or maintaining your streaks – Snapchat is a fun place to be. But, it’s important that you know how to make sure you’re using it safely!
If you’re on Twitter, you might be aware of a few things you can do to keep your information secure and the basics of blocking – but there’s actually a lot more to making sure you’re safety savvy on social media!
Find out everything you need to know about the new audio-only apps.
Reading the T&Cs is something we can all be guilty of skipping, but do you know what happens to the info you share on Facebook?
Are your parents or carers using social media? Whether you are on the same sites or not, it’s important to chat about ground rules when it comes to what they post so that everyone is happy!
Making sure your passwords are secure is a really important to having a safe online life!
Check out our top tips for staying safe when shopping online.
Check out our six steps to get the result you want when complaining about a faulty product or service.
Starting at university or college is an ideal time to review your cyber security and be aware of potential cyber risks. You should put in place some basic security steps to help protect yourself and your data online.
Think you can beat our quiz and prove yourself to be cyber savvy?
Young Scot took to the streets of Edinburgh to see how young people think about anti-virus software and keeping their devices protected.
The UK Safer Internet Centre has got loads of information and resources to help you become more savvy about yourself online.
Get Safe Online's website has a bunch of handy tips so you can make sure to avoid ever getting scammed or hacked!
Learn more about how to stay safe on the social media apps and sites you're using, with this great information from NSPCC.
When it comes to dealing with bullying there isn’t always one ‘right’ answer. This information will help if you’re being bullied, but it can also help if you know someone who is being bullied and you’re not sure what to say or do to help them.
If you're being bullied on social media or other websites, here's what to do...
Check out this guide from think u know about selfies, sexting and what to do if an explicit photo has been shared.
This Online Safety Nutshell gives you information and advice about online behaviour, and helping to keep your child safe on social media and gaming.
When it comes to staying safe online, Childline has loads of useful hints & tips on their website.
Check out this great guide from CBBC which helps you make sure you're having a good time online!
Have a look at this useful advice page from Police Scotland's Youth Hub on how to keep safe online.
5Rights are the rights that young people have already been promised in the offline world. The 5Rights campaign is about making sure we can also be supported by them in the digital world.