Digital Lives

We need to build teachers’ technology skills

Home learning means Technology is more important than ever.

Social media and 21st century issues

One in a series of report cards about children’s wellbeing in the Glasgow City region

Visualising the social media universe in 2020

Nearly 4 billion users worldwide, many of them young people.

Digilearn platform

Scotland’s digital learning community

Children and young people in the online world: What’s the problem?

The Stop It Now! resource is a guide for parents whose children have got in trouble online.

Mind yer time

Designed by children and young people to support everyone who loves social media and screen time – with tips, stories and information to help use screen time positively.

Adolescents’ screen time, sleep and mental health

The objective of this systematic review was to summarise the published experimental and longitudinal evidence on adolescent mobile device screen time or use, and the association with sleep and mental health and wellbeing.

Findings from the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children 2019 survey

The HBSC Scottish survey data is published with a breadth of data on all aspects of children’s lives including spending time online. 90% of 11 year olds own a smartphone – 99% of 15 year olds. One in ten adolescents are characterised as having problematic social media use.

ICO submits Age Appropriate Design Code of Practice

The Information Commissioner’s Office has published its 15 standards which clarify the responsibilities of app, social media and games developers, plus educational websites and streaming services.

Free online learning opportunities

Digital Skills Scotland is offering free online digital marketing, for anyone over the age of 16.

Handling sexting incidents as a parent or teacher

How to relieve the trauma and betrayal that come with these kinds of incidents.


NSPCC campaign calls for statutory regulation so that social networks have a legal duty of care to protect every child.

Digital Youth Work

Quality youth work means including young people’s digital lives and needs. YouthLink Scotland is a partner.

Digital learning, digital life and digital work Supporting parents learn about their child’s digital learning at school, online safety and careers.