Parent Zone training comes to you!
Parent Zone’s expert training team has trained over 1000 professionals working with families over the past two years, and reached hundreds of pupils and parents with essential and practical online safety messages.
Our sessions in schools and the workplace means we can tailor the subjects covered to the individual needs of your organisation or establishment.
Here are just some of the comments from people we've trained this year.
‘Parent Zone delivered training on internet safety for foster carers. The trainer was excellent. She was engaging and knowledgeable and the information was current – which is vital in this ever-changing digital world. Carers went away with the tools and resources to feel confident in protecting and supporting young people online. I would recommend this training for all foster carers.’
Fostering service, Harrow Council
‘The ParentZone inset session was extremely interesting and useful for all members of staff. The content was up to date and relevant and got everyone talking. The session was interactive and staff were able to ask questions throughout.’
Woodford Green Prep School
‘Parent Zone recently came to our school to do a session with Year 10 on Mental Health and the Internet. The session allowed pupils to look at the statistics with regards to the impact of the internet on mental health and allowed them to discuss in small groups how the internet impacts upon their health, as well as come up with good solutions to help with their wellbeing when using the internet.
‘It also allowed for a safe environment, where they could discuss with their peers what they don't appreciate seeing online. The session fostered a sense of collaboration vital for this type of discussion. The combination of activities and guidance worked well within the time constraints of the session.’
City of London School for Girls
‘We had Parent Zone in to talk to our year 8 and 9 students, and then run a separate session with parents. The speaker was knowledgeable and well prepared, offering interesting insights into online behaviour.
‘She was able to inform parents about typical teenage online behaviour, explore the benefits and risks of internet use, and directed the parents to resources which they have found very useful.’
City of London School for Boys
‘Parent Zone was the only organisation out of around seven I approached about delivering a session in person to parents in our organisation about online safety and security who were able to come out and present in person.
‘We discussed the content in advance and I was pleased to see that for each issue highlighted there was practical and common sense advice for how to tackle them and prevent problems arising.
‘Sophie took questions from me in advance of the session and used the content to answer them, but also demonstrated a wealth of knowledge by knowledgably answering those that arose during the session. Those attending the session thought it was very useful and I would definitely recommend their services to others’
Department of Health
To find out more about Parent Zone delivering online safety training sessions at your organisation or school, contact Yasmin@parentzone.org.uk.
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Published November 2016