Glow and e-safety.
The internet offers fantastic opportunities to connect, share, discover and be creative.
Glow has rich potential as a space for Scotland’s children and young people to learn how to use the internet in a positive, safe, and responsible way, and to enable them to become confident digital citizens.
The Glow Community Rules and the other useful resources linked to below are aimed at supporting learners, teachers and parents to develop a good awareness of e-safety and digital citizenship, and to take full advantage of Glow and the internet in a positive, safe, and responsible way.
- Always keep your Glow password to yourself.
- Always sign out of Glow when no longer using it.
- Always treat others with respect.
- Never post or share a message, document, image, video or any other other content that is inappropriate or likely to cause harm or offence to others.
- Always remember to be careful when communicating over the internet – other users may not be who they seem.
- Don’t share your personal details with other people.
- Never agree to meet someone in person who you have only met on the internet unless accompanied by a parent, carer or other known and trusted adult.
- Always speak to an adult immediately if you see a message, image or anything else on the internet that concerns you.
- Never post or share a message, document, image, video or any other other content that you do not have permission to use.
- Always be mindful that once you put something online, that information may be beyond your control.
- Never post or share a message, document, image, video or any other content online that you would not wish other learners, teachers, or parents to see.
- Remember that anything you do can be traced back to you.
- If you misuse Glow, this can be reported to your school.
As with all internet activity, please remember to follow the guidance about internet safety provided by your school. If you are a learner and have a question or need advice, speak to a teacher or other trusted adult.
Below is a PDF document containing further information and guidance for Educators and other staff.
For further information about how to stay safe online, visit:
An interactive e-safety self-assessment tool tailored for use in Scottish schools, developed in partnership with the Scottish Government. This tool is also available in the Glow App Library.
A partnership of leading e-safety organisations, offering a range of e-safety resources and services aimed at children and young people, parents and carers, and teachers. Also organises Safer Internet Day and E-Safety Live events.
Professionals Online Safety Helpline (0844 381 4772)
Helpline offering expert e-safety advice for UK professionals who work with children and young people. Delivered by the UK Safer Internet Centre.
National e-safety help and reporting centre for children and young people, parents and carers, and teachers. CEOP is part of the National Crime Agency.
CEOP’s education hub, providing e-safety advice and resources for children and young people, parents and carers, and teachers.
Scotland’s national anti-bullying service. Provides a comprehensive range of resources for children and young people, parents and carers, and teachers – including specific advice on online bullying.