Parents and carers are best placed to decide what’s right for their children and families based on their own values, circumstances and lifestyles. At times, we might need extra help and support to be able to make the best decisions for our children. The websites below are government funded and offer valuable parenting advice on child health, development and safety.
Parent engagement – Department for Education
Your child learns every day and everywhere, at home, at school and in the community. How you support your child’s learning matters. You have a key role in shaping their values, attitudes and approaches to learning at home and at school. The department’s website suggests ways you can engage in your child’s learning so they can be successful.
Parenting SA is a program of the South Australian government providing quality information on raising children.
On their site, you can:
- find their popular, free Parent Easy Guides. They cover a wide range of topics about raising babies, toddlers, children and young people from birth to 18 years. There are also guides specially developed for Aboriginal and multicultural families.
- view live webcasts and parenting videos
- order resources.
The Australian parenting website
Raisingchildren.net.au is funded by the Australian Government and provides free, reliable, up-to-date and independent information to help your family grow and thrive together. They have the answers to hundreds of parenting questions and are full of tips and tricks to try, their content is easy to find and easy to digest. Articles, videos and interactive resources are tailored to different ages and stages, taking you from nurturing a newborn to raising a confident, resilient teen – and helping you to look after yourself as a parent too.
Their purpose is to help safeguard all Australians from online harms and to promote safer, more positive online experiences using research, evidence and experience to lead and advise on online safety issues. They approach their work through the three lenses of prevention, protection, and proactive and systemic change:
- prevention – through research, education programs and raising awareness
- protection – through regulatory schemes and investigations, under the Online Safety Act
- proactive and systemic change – by staying ahead of technology trends, supporting industry to improve user safety standards, and strengthening our impact across borders.
The parent section has advice for parents and carers to help children have safe experiences online.