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ParentPort gives support to Parents’ Week and Get Safe Online Week 2012

ParentPort is supporting this year’s Parents’ Week and Get Safe Online Week. Both initiatives are taking place in the week of 22 October 2012.

The organisers of Get Safe Online Week are encouraging people across the UK to pass on online safety tips to friends, family, colleagues and neighbours. Check out the advice on Get Safe Online, pick up a few tips and pass them on.

Meanwhile, the theme of Parents' Week this year is ‘Make A Moment’. Focused on the contribution that parents make to their children’s lives, this year's event will be celebrating the moments that make parenting special.

ParentPort has been jointly developed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the Authority for Television On Demand (ATVOD), the BBC Trust, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), Ofcom, the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) and the Video Standards Council (VSC)/Pan-European Game Information (PEGI).

It provides straightforward information on what parents can do if they feel they have seen or heard something inappropriate for their children.

 The site makes the process of making a complaint easier by directing parents to the right media regulator for their specific area of concern.

 Have Your Say

ParentPort also provides a ‘Have Your Say’ section, which allows parents to provide informal feedback and comments which regulators will use as an extra gauge of parental views.

There’s also advice on how to keep children safe online and what parents can do about other products like clothing and the display of magazines in shops.