Internet Safety - ParentInfo
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 - a pipeline of information they can integrate seamlessly into their own websites and use in other formats.
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).
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre are promoting the importance of discussing sex, relationships and the internet with your children. Although the technology seems to be ever-changing, children are still exploring and creating their identities, keeping up with their friends and dealing with adolescent pressures - and much of this now happens online. The kind of parental support and advice which keeps children safe 'in real life' will keep them safer online too. The Thinkuknow resources can be a useful place to start in thinking about how you might frame these discussions.
This short film that tells the age-old story of Romeo and Juliet… with a modern twist. It shows how the lives of these young lovers might play out online today, including the Lark ‘tweeting’ and Romeo ‘friending’ Juliet.
‘The world changes. Children don’t’
The parents section of the Thinkuknow website provides information to support parents and carers to understand and respond to the risks their children may face as they grow. It covers a broad range of online safety issues from nude selfies to what to do if you think your child is being groomed online. www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents