New initiative to help parents support their children online

London-based children's internet safety organisation, Childnet International, today announced the launch of Know IT All for Parents aimed at helping parents better support their children's positive and safe use of the internet.

The interactive CD-ROM was commissioned by the UK Department for Education and Skills, and will be distributed to 100,000 families who will receive a computer as part of the Government's Computers for Pupils initiative over the next two years.

Linking to a wide variety of safety organisations where parents can report any concerns, including CEOP and The Internet Watch Foundation, the CD-ROM also gives practical advice on supporting children's online activities including chatting, blogging and safe surfing.

Speaking at the launch event, Stephen Carrick-Davies, CEO of Childnet, said:

"Childnet's earlier Know IT All for Schools pack was distributed to every secondary school in 2005 and used by other organisations to reach children and young people. However parents also need practical support and guidance and we are delighted to have completed this major project so that parents – of all levels of experience- can better relate to their children's online world and promote safe and positive usage."
News source: Childnet International

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