Book an online parent session

We are delighted to now be able to offer our popular information sessions for parents and carers delivered online.

At Childnet we don't want distance to stop our support reaching parents and carers when they need it most, so we are now offering online training sessions!

Our sessions can be delivered as live webinar or a pre-recorded video. Each one includes:

  • expert advice from our experienced Education Team, 

  • signposts to important resources which can help families use the internet safely and positively,

  • the opportunity for participants to ask questions directly to our team.

Are you a company or organisation?

Why not offer your parent community the chance to attend a ‘lunch and learn’ online training session to support them with their family's use of tech at home? These sessions are a great way to offer additional training benefits during the working day.

Are you a school?

Arranging an online parent session can help safeguard your pupils while they are at home, and using the internet more than ever, and empower your parent community to take an interest in their child's online lives.

Are you an individual parent?

We cannot currently run sessions for individuals, but why not share this page with your child's school? If they know parents are interested, they could book a session on your behalf.

Book a session or find out more

To find out more about our training sessions in general, click here.

To make a booking enquiry, please fill out our enquiry form and select: 

'Other (bespoke/special request/lunch and learn)'

To discuss your booking or find out more, email: [email protected].

FAQs

  • How does it work? Open or Close

    We will deliver a one hour online safety information session using an online video call platform. The sessions covers the key online challenges facing children today. It is hosted by two presenters from our Education Team; one presents, one helps handle any questions or tech issues. We can also make a school/company representative a co-host, so you are aware of who is accepted into the online meeting.

  • What are the timings for a session? Open or Close
    We can be flexible with timings depending on the format and discussions with you at the time of booking, but generally the sessions are structued as follows:
    • 5 minutes - Introduction and how the session will work
    • 40 minutes - Presentation: risks, advice and practical tips
    • 15 minutes - Questions and useful resources 
  • Do you offer evening sessions? Open or Close

    We are able to offer evening sessions, depending on time and date. Timings and details can be discussed at time of booking.

  • How do parents join the online training session? Open or Close

    We will provide a link to an online video call platform prior to the session.

  • How many parents can we invite to join the session? Open or Close

    We can offer a lecture style session for up to 100 parents and carers for which we ask questions be submitted beforehand. We can also offer smaller sessions with up to 30 where we are able to respond to questions during and after the session.

  • Do parents have to turn on their camera and microphone? Open or Close

    No, there is no pressure to do this. While it’s nice to see people’s faces, we know not everyone will want to do this. If anyone wants to ask a question, they can do this using the chat function.

  • Can we have a recording of the session? Open or Close

    We understand some parents won’t be able to join at a particular time, due to work or childcare commitments. For a small additional fee, we can make a recording of the session available for a limited time afterwards, for those parents who wish to catch up later. We will make sure to let everyone in the session know it is being recorded and give them an opportunity to opt out.

  • Should children join too? Open or Close

    Our session is designed specifically for parents and carers, but we know that children and young people may be in earshot or nearby so we tailor our language accordingly.  We will also explain which topic we are about to go into more detail on, so parents have opportunity to mute the session or ensure their child cannot hear.

    We will also show parents where to get further advice around sensitive issues and provide our email addresses so that they can get in touch directly if they need further help.

  • Who are your presenters? Open or Close

    All of our presenters are registered with the DBS update service and receive regular Child Protection training. We can provide details of DBS certification on request. You can find out more about individual members of the Education Team here.

  • How much do the sessions cost? Open or Close

    We have different pricing structures for schools, companies, charities and other organisations so please get in touch via our enquiry form or by emailing [email protected] to find out more.