Parents and Care givers
Parenting is one of the most difficult jobs there is, with so much responsibility.
It can be both challenging and rewarding. It is a job where very little training is given to prepare parents for what lies ahead.
We believe every parent experiences difficulties from time to time, as there is no such thing as a perfect parent or perfect child. However, there are some things that can be done to make parenting less stressful and more rewarding.
Safe Parenting Handbook
The SCN Safe Parenting Handbook is designed to be easy to follow and aims to offer ideas and information to parents and carers to help them find their way through what can be a maze of issues.
The topics chosen include helpful tips and information together with local and national contacts for further information if needed.
The Handbook covers the different issues a parent or carer could face from the time when their child is a baby through to being a teenager.
We hope that parents and carers will find the handbook useful and worth keeping (and sharing) for future reference.
The SCN Safe Parenting Handbook is available for a wide section of parents and carers. Ask at your children’s schools or contact the SNC office for advice on how to get a copy.
Keeping Safe on the Internet
Some tips for staying safe on-line:
- Don’t give out information about yourself such as your name, your phone number, where you live or your school.
- Never give out your password.
- Never email a picture of yourself to a stranger or someone you have only met on the web.
- If someone says something to you or sends something or you see something that makes you feel uncomfortable don’t look around and explore, tell your parents.
- Don’t open up emails, files or web pages that you get from people you don’t know.
It’s not a good idea to meet up with internet buddies, but if you do make sure that your Mum or Dad helps you to plan the meeting and that they go with you.