Advice for parents and carers
We know that understanding and supporting children online can feel difficult however there are some fantastic resources and guides in the below links:
Safer Internet Centre – offers great advice on parental controls, guides to technology and advice around having conversations with your children.
NSPCC NetAware – Offers guidance to parents about current games, apps, websites that children are using.
Childnet International – Tips and advice around online safety. Printable examples of family agreements for online/gaming use:
NSPCC – Tips and advice for parents including having conversations with children
CEOP – Centre for reporting to the police online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with children online.
Everyone has mental health and we know that need to look after ourselves physically and mentally.
Childline – Information for children on mental health
Young Minds – Information and children’s mental health, a parent’s survival guide, A-Z of mental health topics and a parental helpline if you want to talk to someone.
Mind – Mindfulness is a technique you can learn which involves making a special effort to notice what’s happening in the present moment (in your mind, body and surroundings) – without judging anything.
FGM – Female Genital Mutilation and PANTs
Understanding what FGM is
Guide for parents around helping children understand their bodies and boundaries.
Educate Against Hate
Educate Against Hate
Guide for parents about extremism
Guidance on how to talk to your children about terrorism
Support for children who have suffered a bereavement
Cruse Bereavement Care
There are a number of things you can do to help a bereaved child or young person. This website also covers support for parents, carers and guardians.
The Proud Trust – helpful website giving more information about LGBT+ and signposting to services to support parents who’s child may be questioning their gender or sexual identity.
Stonewall – Advice and guidance for parents with LGBT+ children
FFlag – guides for family’s who’s child may be LGBT+