ParentInfo 2017-03-03T12:08:16+00:00

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ParentInfo is a free service for schools.

Here you will find a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line. ParentInfo is a collaboration between Parent Zone, which has been providing information and support to parents for a decade, and CEOP, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command of the National Crime Agency.

All articles listed below have been created by ParentInfo and are pulled directly from their website.

 

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    Sex and Relationships

  • Sex education in schools: a parent’s guide
    A helpful rundown of what is – and what could be – taught in schools.... Read more »
  • Five things you can do if your child comes out
    Concrete steps you can take to learn more about your LGBTQ child and their identity.... Read more »
  • Online dating and teens
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  • Start talking PANTS!
    The NSPCC explains how a simple conversation will help to keep your child safe from sexual abuse... Read more »
  • Sexual abuse on webcam: what parents can do
    CEOP explains how the abusers operate and what you can do to protect the children in your care.... Read more »
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    Health and wellbeing

  • E-cigarettes and vaping: a parent’s guide
    Expert advice on what you can do if you suspect your child may be using them.... Read more »
  • Bullying at home: when family banter goes too far
    When does family banter about teenagers' bodies turn to bullying?... Read more »
  • Bullying outside the home
    How bullying outside the home can lead ot self-esteem issues for teens.... Read more »
  • Fathers and daughters
    How the relationship between daughers and their fathers can affect their body image.... Read more »
  • Boys and body image: it’s (not) different for girls
    Recent research shows that boys today also feel under pressure to look a certain way. How can parents support their son if they are affected?... Read more »
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    Education and the future

  • Careers your child could enter if they study tech
    Expert advice on the wide variety of roles available.... Read more »
  • The new GCSE grading system explained
    What you need to know about the new 9-1 grades.... Read more »
  • Discover the world through Google Expeditions
    How the in-school virtual reality experience is bringing the world to life for secondary school students up and down the country.... Read more »
  • Helping your child with their homework
    Helping your child with their homework and revision can often be a huge benefit when it comes to exam day. Here's what you need to know to support your child's learning. ... Read more »
  • Helping your child cope with exam stress
    Exams can be a source of stress for many young people. Here, senior consultant psychiatrist Dr Ramya Mohan offers her tips for helping your child cope. ... Read more »
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    Special needs

  • Help! My child's phone has been stolen
    How to help them cope and how to prevent it from happening again.... Read more »
  • If one sibling has a disability: a Q&A with Alison Thomas
    It can be challenging to manage family life as a parent of children with and without disabilities. Alison Thomas, campaigner for the rights of disabled children and their families, gives her personal advice. ... Read more »
  • Disability and growing up
    Puberty can be an awkward time for any family, but for disabled young people it can be especially confusing. Contact a Family offers their advice for supporting your children as they grow up. ... Read more »
  • Staying safe on Minecraft
    Minecraft is phenomenally popular, especially with primary school children. Sometimes described as Lego for the digital age, it is absorbing, creative and educational - but, as with any online activity, it's as well to be aware of the basics of staying safe. Here's our guide to helping your child make the... Read more »
  • What is Minecraft?
    In just a few years, Minecraft has become one of the world's most popular games, mainly by word of mouth and despite the lack of a big marketing budget or a major organisation behind it. Already a hot topic of conversation in the playground, Minecraft is now moving into the classroom, as... Read more »