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)
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
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.