Welcome to Lemon Tree Consulting – online safety and digital citizenship in Scotland.

Online safety in Scotland – services

  • Consultancy, advice and policy support:
    Is your school, charity or team equipped to keep young people and staff safe online? I can help you identify risk, engage staff, parents and young people, and embed online safety in service planning and delivery.
  • Materials development: Experienced in developing educational, awareness-raising and policy materials.
  • Training for professionals: including Scottish data and statistics; awareness of key risks; skills; useful tools, guidance and processes; and how to keep yourself safe online. (See Testimonials).
  • Training for parents: awareness of key risks; trends and apps; sources of information and support.
  • Training for children and young people: age-appropriate education around staying safe online and leading positive, engaged and responsible digital lives.

Book now for a half-day or full-day event.


About Jess McBeath

Jess McBeath, online safety in ScotlandI specialise in online safety and digital citizenship in Scotland.  I make it my business to keep up to date with the latest research and tech trends, as well as ensuring I understand the child protection and digital skills agendas in Scotland.  My focus is on helping young people here in Scotland to thrive and survive online.

As an independent specialist, I can point to the best practice resources and support available for your needs and I can tailor my training to your audience.  Being independent also means that I can provide excellent prices as well as low travel costs (I live just outside Edinburgh).  I maintain a strong network across the public, private and voluntary sectors to ensure I’m up-to-date and linked into key developments nationally and internationally.  I work with, and on behalf of, a wide variety of organisations, including key nationwide Scottish and UK organisations (e.g. see the Events page).

In practice, this means running workshops in schools, talking with parents about their fears and providing excellent resources to them.  It means supporting professionals to improve their knowledge, policies and practice to help young people thrive and survive online.  It means translating educational or awareness-raising resources used elsewhere into a Scottish context, or creating resources for use in Scotland.

I am a member of AACOSS (Association of Adult and Child Online Safety Specialists).  I am also a CEOP Ambassador, an Online Safety Mark Accredited Assessor and a Digital Schools Awards Validator.  I am a Speak Out Stay Safe volunteer and deliver the NSPCC/O2 parents online safety workshops.  I have been awarded the NSPCC Childhood Champion Award as Schools Volunteer for Scotland 2018.  I have a first class degree in Linguistics & Artificial Intelligence and an MBA (distinction).

Find me on TwitterFacebook or Linked In, drop me an email or call me on 07900697155 to discuss how Lemon Tree Consulting can support you to help young people thrive and survive online.