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Parent workshops: face to face and online

Experienced media literacy trainers Shelley Metcalfe and Laura Cunningham have been delivering workshops in schools since 2017 co-host these online sessions in which you will learn:

  • How to spot misinformation and avoid ‘fake news’
  • Simple techniques to fact-check online materials
  • Practical habits for media-savvy kids

Get in touch if you would like to host or attend one – we can deliver in-person or remotely.

Many of the parents and carers we speak to are alarmed by the influence of the internet on their children. They maybe ‘digital natives’ but we hear how youngsters “believe everything they see online” and accept conspiracy theories, hoaxes and other forms of misinformation as fact. This can give them a distorted view of the world and make them feel anxious or scared. Our parent workshops will give you the knowledge and confidence to guide the children and young people in your life. This video explains more.

Our Parent Workshops (also suitable for grandparents, carers and other adults with children in their lives) provide a space to explore and address these concerns. We provide simple and effective techniques to help you guide your child to search effectively and evaluate what they see – helping them to tell fact from fiction online.

Workshops may also take place in schools, workplaces or the community settings (restrictions permitting).

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Amazing initiative! I will definitely use the tools and methods to help decipher info and will be sitting down with family this weekend to go through with them.

Anna, Mum

The workshop was really informative. I had very limited/no knowledge of how to check if things online are real. Now feel I have various ways to check.

Fiona, Mum

I would highly recommend this eye-opening and informative workshop to all parents with young kids. We all need to develop these skills to keep our kids safe online. Schools should have this in their curriculum!!

Ale, Dad

100% of parents

felt more confident in helping their children navigate online information.

“The workshop was brilliant. I really was clueless at the start but the workshop was relaxed, informative and really fun.”

(Phillippa, Mum)

100% of parents

would recommend the workshops to others.

“The workshop was so informative, and delivered in a fun and engaging way. I’d highly recommend it.”

(Rachel, Mum)

100% of parents

said they learnt a lot from the workshops.

“Found the workshop so useful, not just for how I teach my kids about online information but also for myself”.

(Julia, Mum)

Testimonials from parents

Found the Truth, Trust and Technology workshop so useful, not just for how I teach my kids about online (mis)information, but also for myself. Informative content, fun activities, engaging delivery, highly recommend.

Julia, Mum

Following the workshop I will show my daughter scams, check fake news in front of her, talk to her about how ads come first on searches. I’ll now be a lot more mindful of what I’m reading, talk to the kids about fact checking and make it part of everyday life.

Vic, Mum

I recently attended the Truth, Trust and Technology workshop run by Shelley and Laura. It was so informative and delivered in a fun and engaging way. I would highly recommend it and I now feel better informed to help my children navigate their way online.

Rachel , Mum

A really informative workshop with current, up to date information that is relevant in our ever-evolving digital society. This should be a fundamental part of the school curriculum. This is literacy in the same way as reading a book.

Lisa, Mum

Thanks so much for an interesting, interactive and informative talk tonight Shelley and Laura. Would highly recommend and look forward to workshops for families in the future. 

Lucy, Mum

I learnt how to find reliable sources concerning whether things are true online and how important it is to speak to children about what is true and false on line.

Nicola, Mum

I’m now going to talk more at home with the kids about where their info is coming from, how they can check sources themselves, what to look out for, and the tricks people use to manipulate.

Anna, Mum

I went to an evening workshop on how to recognise if the information you are seeing on the internet is fake or not. It was brilliant, I really was clueless at the start and as my kids are starting to get into technology I was worried I didn’t know how to support them. The workshop was relaxed, informative and really fun. It didn’t matter how much or little you knew, Laura and Shelley made us all feel at ease.

Phillippa , Mum

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