Support for Parents
Are you worried about your child? Please use the links below to help you safeguard your child:
Report a concern to Hampshire Social Services
Parents Protect - Worried about your child's mental health or abuse?
Kids Health - Helping your child through divorce
NSPCC Online Safety - Guidance for parents on how to keep your child safe online
BULLYING: The role of parents in protecting their child
Safe4Me: Hampshire Police Free Education Resource Programme
PARENTS: HELP YOUR CHILD SAY "NO!"
It can sometimes be hard for children to stand up to their friends. In school, we teach children how to be assertive but Childline offers the following tips to parents on how to help children say "NO!":
Say it with confidence:
Be assertive. It’s your child's choice and they don’t have to do something which makes them feel unsafe or uncomfortable. They may also find that other children in their group agree with them but didn’t have the confidence to say it first.
Try not to judge the other child:
Make sure they talk about the ‘choice’ they don’t like, rather than the other child. By respecting their choices, they should respect your child's.
Spend time with friends who can say ‘no’:
It takes confidence and courage to say no to their friends. Encourage your child to spend time with other friends who also aren’t taking part.
Suggest something else to do:
If your child doesn’t feel comfortable doing what their friends are doing, get them to suggest something else to do.
Any child worried about peer pressure or online worries can contact Childline on 0800 1111.