Laura Armfield

As a parent it can be hard to find the right resources to help support your children at home. To make things a little easier, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite resources on communication, social media and wellbeing. If you know of any great resources we’re missing please get in touch !

Communication

The Communication Trust is a coalition of over 50 not-for-profit organisations. Working together they support everyone who works with children and young people in England to support their speech, language and communication. They have some great resources which are simple to access and use at home.

If you’re struggling to communicate with your child about tough times such as bereavement, bullying, separation and divorce, the Partnership for Children website contains a parents section full of resources to help you. In addition, there are also games and activities for children which you can use at any time, to promote your child’s mental health and emotional wellbeing. There’s information about how children communicate, and links to other useful sites as well.

 

The internet and social media

From a downloadable family agreement to handy social media checklists, the UK Safer Internet Centre has you covered.

The Internet Matters site has lots of age-specific expert advice to help you navigate the tricky waters of building digital resilience, and the steps you can take to ensure your child stays safe online.

 

The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect – opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe? That’s where the NSPCC site can help. Whether you’re an online expert or you’re not sure where to start, their tools and advice will help you keep your child safe.

 

Wellbeing

Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

 

The Mental Health in Children website is a great place to go for information and advice about depression, anxiety and conduct disorders in children and young people

 

Kidscape provide children, families, carers and professionals with advice, training and practical tools to prevent bullying and protect young lives. They have some great online resources and also run free one day training courses for parents.

 

The Anti-Bullying Alliance have a great interactive online tool for parents which aims to give you information about bullying in an interactive way. The Resources and Advice section of the tool is full of helpful tips and contacts if you’re worried about your child.

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