New Thinkuknow parents and carers campaign launches!

Thinkuknow have launched a brand new three-month public awareness campaign to get parents and carers thinking and talking about the importance of discussing sex, relationships and the internet with their children.

Their first resources is a short film that tells the age-old story of Romeo and Juliet… with a modern twist. It shows how the lives of these young lovers might play out online today, including the Lark ‘tweeting’ and Romeo ‘friending’ Juliet.

To watch the film entitled “The world changes. Children don’t”, please see below.

Behind this contemporary remake is the message that, although technology and social media can seem overwhelming and forever evolving, children and young people don’t change. Thinkuknow try to remind parents that (just as when they were young), their children are still exploring and creating their identities, keeping up with their friends and dealing with adolescent pressures. Although much of this now happens online, they remind them that the kind of parental support and advice which keeps their children safe ‘in real life’ will keep them safer online too. And the Thinkuknow resources can be a useful place to start in thinking about how they might frame these discussions.

For more information, the parents section of the Thinkuknow website provides information to support parents and carers to understand and respond to the risks their children may face as they grow. It covers a broad range of online safety issues, find it at: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents.