Online Abuse

How and where can I get support?

Victim Support Scotland

  • Victim Support Scotland can help you and your family.  Victim Support Scotland offers information, support and advice to help you deal with what has happened. They also offer support if you have to attend Court to give evidence.
  • You can contact Victim Support Scotland by looking in the phonebook or searching the website for your nearest office. Or you can phone their helpline.
  • Helpline:  0845 603 9213

Victims of Crime in Scotland

CEOP Safety

  • Provides information and advice about online safety and how and where to seek help.
  • Includes a report mechanism:  you can make a report to CEOP about a child in danger of abuse.

CEOP's Thinkuknow

  • This website from Child Exploitation and Online Protection provides the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. There’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.


  • Childline is a free and confidential 24 hour helpline for young people. Childline’s trained counsellors provide help, support and advice on a wide range of issues, including bullying, sexual abuse and domestic violence.
  • There are a number of ways you can contact Childline: by phone, email, 1-2-1 chat online. You can also take part in online discussion boards and get support from others who have been through similar experiences. 
  • Tel: 0800 11 11


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