Parent Info is a new free service for schools.
Here you'll find a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line. Schools are welcome to subscribe to a feed for their own websites and use the content as they wish.
Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone, which has been providing information and support to parents for a decade, and CEOP, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command of the National Crime Agency.
There are two ways of taking the feed onto your own website.
Choose a feed:
This allows schools to pull articles in RSS format from the Parent Info syndication service and load it into the school’s own content management system. Someone at school will need to check the feed at regular intervals for new or updated content. We publish new articles weekly, so this could be five minutes once a week or so.
Details of how to use the RSS feed will depend on the content management system used by individual schools - if you have already registered and logged in, go to our getting started page.
This allows a school to host a topic page from the Parent Info website within their own website, using an Iframe element. Once created, this will be updated automatically.
Details of how to use the Iframe element will depend on the school's website - if you are logged in, go to our getting started page or see the sidebar for more information on feeds.
If you're using an Iframe, users should navigate back to the full content list from an individual article via their browser's back button (you might want to make a note of this on the page where you set up your feed).
You can use this logo in a link to the Parent Info site, or to the Parent Info content on your site.
Sample HTML code:
<a href="http://parentinfo.org"><img src="http://parentinfo.org/sites/default/files/button.png" width=150 height=26></a>
Content is made available to registered users of the Parent Info site for re-use.
Watch this short video for more information about Parent Info.
If we only want one or two articles, do we still need to set up a feed?
If you only want to use one or two articles, an alternative is simply to copy the text or HTML of the article into your website. Any school that wants to host Parent Info content should register here first.
Where do we go for support?
If you have questions or would like to suggest another feed type, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I'm interested in this but we're not a school?
Content is made available to registered users of the Parent Info site for re-use and is free to schools. If you are another sort of organisation and would like to host Parent Info content on your site, please get in touch with us at email@example.com.
Please note, some of the advice published on Parent Info is provided by independent experts in their field and is not necessarily the views of Parent Zone or CEOP.