Internet Information - Online Safety & ParentInfo

 

Child Online Safety

Follow the link to Child Online Safety - A practical guide for parents and carers
whose children are using social media (issued Dec 2015)

ParentInfo

ParentInfo brings together expert, up-to-date information about the internet aimed at parents and carers for schools to host on their own websites.

What is ParentInfo?

ParentInfo is a regularly updated and free feed of information, advice and sources of support that schools can deliver to parents and carers.

At a time when schools are under pressure to protect students from online hazards, ParentInfo is a vital resource for engaging and involving parents and carers with easy-to-digest content.

The service aims to deliver information on a whole range of parenting themes, the emphasis being on helping parents and carers develop their children's resilience to the risks and pressures they face in today's world. The articles and videos cover difficult topics about sex, relationships and the internet, body image and peer pressure, as well as broad parenting topics like 'how much sleep do teenagers need?'.

In line with Thinkuknow some of the content covers internet safety, but it all starts from the assumption that young people make little distinction between their online and offline lives and the issues for parents are often the same. The aim is to help parents help their children be discriminating, web-literate and resilient.

 

Who is behind ParentInfo?

ParentInfo is a collaboration between the National Crime Agency CEOP Command and The Parent Zone.

The ParentZone is a leading provider of information, training and support designed to make the internet work for families, with special emphasis on involving parents and carers.

ParentInfo content comes from leading experts in their fields (Brook, Young Minds, Coram, iRights, Diana Awards, Quilliam, FPA, Beat etc).

 

Feedback so far

For the last two terms, ParentInfo has been tested in 100 schools across the country. 100% of users said they would recommend it to another school, and there were exceptionally high levels of approval for the content.

The information, support and resources - added to weekly - can be adapted, displayed and distributed online and off to support a school's delivery to their parenting community.