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This year's Festive Safety message is to stay safe whilst Online, Shopping, Partying and at Home. We provide some important information to help you stay safe this Festive Period.

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Count down to Christmas with Police Scotland as we go form the 1st December to Christmas Eve, giving you some key safety tips and information along the way, helping you to keep safe on the high street, in your home, out at the pub or online.

Each day we'll open a new window on our advent calendar which will present you with our key messages over the festive period. We want everyone to enjoy Christmas and look forward to a Happy New Year so spread the word and make sure your friends, family and neighbours are aware of our safety messages to help everyone keep safe this year. 

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Keep Safe Online this Christmas with our online safety tips and information. More and more people use online shopping to purchase their Christmas presents as well as taking advantage of sales and events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It's important to take a couple of precautionary steps when purchasing goods online to keep safe and avoid being targeted by criminals.

It is also important that people understand the dangers of social media and that what you post online, stays online.

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Stay safe on the high street this Christmas with our Shop Safe tips and information.

The festive period is traditionally the busiest time of the year for shopping and unfortunately, there are those who exploit the festive period for the wrong reasons but it only takes a few simple preventative measures to discourage criminals and stay safe.

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With the festive season, many people will be out celebrating in pubs and clubs and their Christmas nights out so we want to provide you with some key information to help you stay safe.

Make sure to stay with friends, stick to your plans, have travel arranged and be careful of what you drink. Don't leave drinks unattended and stay away from drugs, new psychoactive substances or other controlled substances.

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Keep your home safe this Christmas with our Home safety tips and information.

A few simple steps such as leaving a light on when your out, keeping presents and valuables out of sight, opening and closing curtains at the appropriate time of day and not advertising on social media when you are out helps to keep criminals away.