There are lots of ways to help your child grow in confidence and stay safe in the digital world.
In this section, you can check out our magazine, find some fun activities to do together as a family and learn about coding, Web Super Skills and our Be Strong Online programme for schools.
Safer Internet Day 2017
Each year, Safer Internet Day (7 February 2017) helps to raise awareness of the safe, responsible and positive use of technology by young people around the world. Vodafone supports this important initiative and encourages everyone to unite for a better internet throughout the year.
Be Strong Online
Schools play a vital role in helping young people to explore the digital world confidently and safely. That’s why Vodafone and young people’s charity The Diana Award are producing a Be Strong Online teaching module each month in the 2015/16 school year.
Digital Parenting magazine
Millions of families have received Vodafone’s Digital Parenting magazine for free since 2010 and issue 5 (October 2016) is out now!
Available online and given for free to schools and other organisations that work with young people, it’s packed with information and advice about bullying, peer pressure, screen time and much more. Why not take a look right now?
My Tech Family
Quiz: What’s your digital learning style?
Fun things to try
Info for parents
Info for teachers
My Tech Family aims to get the whole family involved in technology by helping you to explore the digital world together.
Developed by Vodafone and Parent Zone, My Tech Family provides lesson plans and other resources for primary schools that extend beyond the classroom, enabling parents and children to enjoy digital activities together at home. It’s a fun way to spend time together and also start the all-important conversation about online safety. Why not take our quiz to find out what your digital learning style and personality is?
Once you’ve discovered more about your digital personality, it’s time to do some activities together as a family.
From making a movie to building a game, researching a family tree to planning a journey, these activities are designed to help your children learn and have fun with the rest of the family at the same time.
If you’re a primary school teacher, there are lots of free My Tech Family resources available for download.
Register with Parent Zone at firstname.lastname@example.org to get access to presentations, lesson plans and workbooks so that you can help your students explore the digital world safely at school and when they get home.
The tech skills your child learns now will benefit them for years to come. So, how can you keep up with the computing curriculum and things like coding? We’ve produced a series of articles to help you, starting with this handy two-page guide.
The growth of technology is dramatic. How are schools preparing children for this rapidly changing world?
Whatever career your child has in the future, coding will be a must-have skill. Rhian Kavanagh of e-skills UK explains more.
Parent Zone's Geraldine Bedell explains how coding helps children to understand technology and why it's important for their future careers.
Vicki Shotbolt of Parent Zone offers some top tips so that you can get more involved and support your child's coding activities.