Families and Parents
Many of the parents we speak to feel concerned or overwhelmed by the technology in their children’s lives. They worry that their kids will grow up lacking social skills because they are glued to their devices. We hear concerns about kids “oversharing”, and fears that they might post something stupid and damage their future careers. We also hear too many stories about cruelty and bullying in online spaces.
Our family workshops are designed to provide parents, carers and grandparents with a space in which to share, and address, their concerns. We provide practical tools to help you guide your child through these challenges, and more:
- Dealing with hurtful behaviour
- Digital distraction and excessive use
- Privacy and reputation
- Navigating relationships
- Upsetting content
- Online misinformation
Workshops can be delivered through schools, in groups, or one-to-one. If you would like to find out more about how we can help your family deal with the challenges of growing up digital, please get in touch.
47% of parents agree the benefits of the internet outweigh the risks. 23% disagree.
One-third of parents of 5-15s say they find it hard to control their child’s screen time.
Nearly half (46%) of parents of 5-15s are worried about companies collecting information about what their children are doing online.
4 in 10 of parents are concerned about cyberbullying and 39% are worried about time spent online.
Around half of parents of 12-15s are concerned about their child damaging their reputation online.
One-third of parents of 5-15s whose child plays computer games are worried about how much time their child spends gaming.
Around one-third of parents of 5-15s state their child can use a mobile phone or tablet only at home in communal areas/ where a parent can see them.
Around one-third of parents of 5-15s state their child can use a mobile phone or tablet only at home in communal areas/ where a parent can see them. Over half supervise their children by being nearby and regularly checking what they do.