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



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.



    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 »

    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 »

    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 »

    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 »