Your Right to Information

Article 17 of the UNCRC says that young people have the right to get information in lots of different ways, so long as it’s safe.

At Young Scot, we provide information on lots of different topics for young people aged 11 – 25 (inclusive). We do this to help inform you so that you can make decisions or take actions and know all of the information that might be relevant before making that decision.

We provide information on this website, but also on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat and YouTube. You can also put your skills to the test through Membership and earn Young Scot Reward points by taking part in information activities, quizzes and more!

We work closely with different young people who help shape information through different Young Scot projects (if you’re interested in joining a project, visit our YSHive page). This helps to make sure that the information that is created is relevant to you.

In 2022, we have been awarded the European Youth Information Quality Label. This shows that every time we create a piece of information, like on our website or a post on Instagram, we have a process that helps to make sure the information we provide is correct, accurate, unbiased, accessible and reliable.

What does unbiased mean? It means that information is impartial, fair and doesn’t support one view or perspective. The information is balanced.

That means that you can trust the information that is created because we have researched the information. We’ve looked at lots of different sources or pieces of information, to check if it’s correct and verified. We may have also worked with partners or experts to understand the topic in more detail as well.

Information you can trust with a multi coloured tick next to it

You will start to see the above logo more often, as it shows that you can trust the information that you're reading, looking at or listening to. 

We have information on lots of different things, for example:

  • Our AyeFeel page has information about mental health and wellbeing, sharing information about how you can look after your mental health, what organisations can support you and where to go for further support.
  • Our Digi Know? page has information about being online and staying safe, as well as information about considering a career or qualifications on cyber security or safety.
  • Our That’s Not OK page has information about gender-based violence, including different types of gender-based violence, where to get support and what a healthy relationship is.
  • Our Money and Me page has information about managing money and finances, including information about budgeting, saving, reading your payslip and much more.

If you would like information on a topic that we haven’t covered or would like to share feedback with us, we would love to hear from you. Please email contents@young.scot to share your ideas.

Visit the Activate Your Rights homepage to find out more about your rights.