Useful websites for Parents/Carers

 

Bullying. No Way!: an online resource providing information and advice on bullying for parents/carers, students and educators. There is also a phone app Take A Stand Together for people that may not have internet access at home – great resource for students and parents.

bullyingnoway.gov.au/

Headspace: an initiative of the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, Headspace aims to support young people aged 12–25 going through a tough time. Their website has lots of information and advice on youth mental health for parents and families. Visit the parent information and family section of the website

www.headspace.org.au

National Centre Against Bullying: a peak body working to advise and inform the Australian community on the issue of childhood bullying and the creation of safe schools and communities, including the issue of cyber safety.

www.ncab.org.au

Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner: a one-stop-shop for online safety. The Office provides Australians a range of up-to-date information and resources, coupled with a comprehensive complaints system to assist children who experience serious cyberbullying. The Office has absorbed the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s Cybersmart program.

esafety.gov.au/

Parent Line: Parent Line is a telephone counselling, information and referral service for parents of children aged 0 to 18 years who live in NSW. They provide support and advice with the following issues; distress about and/or refusal to attend school, sleep issues and concerns, increased anger and irritability, homework and study issues, friendship, playground issues and behavioural concerns.  To contact Parent Line please call 1300 1300 52 (Weekdays 9am – 9pm, Weekends 4pm – 9pm)

www.parentline.org.au

School A to Z: practical help for parents on a variety of issues including help with your child’s homework, understanding technology, their wellbeing and other growing needs. There is also a free mobile app.

www.schoolatoz.com.au