Preparing children for adult life

4454F0NCMAZWUVThe government has launched a new online tool for schools across the country to give parents and carers the best possible advice and tips on preparing children for adult life.

Children now grow up in a world where computer technology and life on the internet is the norm. With access at their fingertips, it can be even more challenging to keep children and young people safe online, especially when they have their own computers, laptops, smartphones/mobile phones, tablets and games consoles.

We know that electronic media can be involved in the victimisation and abuse of children. This new online service, called Parent Info, helps to give parents the information they need to navigate the issues children can now face on everything from spotting the warning signs of self-harm, to having a healthy body image and managing money in a digital world.

As well as giving them the confidence and support to speak to their children on such sensitive issues, it will also provide them with pathways for where they can go for more hands on support on specific issues.

Find out more: What can make young people vulnerable online

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