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Carers can get up-to-date advice about how to keep their children safe online

Iomart Group Plc : Safer Internet Day survey reveals Scottish parents are failing to protect their children from the threats posed by new technology

Westcoastcloud survey also reveals parents worries about sexual content and online grooming

Worrying statistics have emerged about the lack of protection for children in Scotland when they surf the internet at home.

A survey carried out by Glasgow-headquartered web security company Westcoastcloud for UK Safer Internet Day (Feb 7) reveals that although half of parents in Scotland have installed software to protect their children from accessing unsuitable content when they use desktop PCs and laptops in the home, only 1 in 4 has installed similar protection on the mobile phones, games consoles and television services their kids also use in the house.

Half price therapies for carers

Half price therapies for carers

Published Thursday 12th January 2012

Carers and family members who provide care are being offered half price therapies.

The Spartacus report

Spartacus report reveals criticism of benefit reform

Stephen Naysmith
Social affairs correspondent

The UK Government has been accused of deliberately concealing the extent of opposition to reform of a key disability benefit.

The Responsible Reform report has been backed by major disability charities but was entirely researched, written and funded by disabled people, led by a prominent blogger.

Collaborating using websites such as Twitter and Facebook, the team analysed more than 500 responses to the consultation on the future of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) after requesting them under the Freedom of Information Act.