Parent Power Forum Guidelines

Parentpower is not a pre-moderated forum.  Our policy is to keep intervention to a minimum in order to facilitate open and honest discussion, and a free exchange of ideas.  That said, we monitor all posts and will use our discretion to delete or ban any posts that seem to us to go against the spirit of the site.  We have a few forum rules:

  • Treat other members at all times with respect. To put it another way, treat others the way you would like to be treated.
  • No personal attacks
  • No posts that break the law
  • No spamming
  • No trolling, misleading or deliberately inflammatory behaviour
  • No swearing

All posts will be monitored, but Users of the forum can report any suspected violations you think we might have missed by using the report button above each post.

A bit more detail

Being a parent in today’s world isn’t easy.  The idea behind Parent Power is to provide help, advice, support and encouragement – as well as being a place where parents can share concerns and ideas, and support each other.

Post deletions

Parent Power supports freedom of speech 100%.  That said, we will remove any posts that contain personal attacks, break the law, and/or are obscene, offensive, or felt to be deliberately unpleasant.  Any subsequent posts and/or threads repeating the words in the deleted post will also be deleted.

Swearwords and offensive language

We appreciate that people have different ideas these days of what constitutes ‘swearing’, but please refrain from using any language that may be construed as blasphemous or liable to cause offense to others.

Posting links and spamming

 We welcome people posting the odd link to other sites and blogs that others might find useful or interesting, but please note that we shall delete any and all attempts to ‘spam’ the boards with links in order to promote a member’s own product, services, survey, or e-petition.

In order to protect users, we also won’t allow any promotion of fundraising for registered charitites on the forum.  Any such posts should be posted on the Charities noticeboard.

Trolls and troublemakers 

Sadly, every once in a while we do get visited by trolls who are hostile to our aims.

If you suspect someone of being a troll, please don’t accuse them publicly on the discussion thread, but report your suspicions to us and we’ll check them out and, if needed, take appropriate action.

Can you delete a thread you yourself have started? 

It does sometimes happen that someone wants to remove a whole thread they themselves have started.  This can be annoying to others who’ve contributed to the discussion, so as a general rule we discourage this.  But we do understand that there can be developments that make this necessary, so if you have a pressing reason for wanting a thread you started to be deleted, please report it to us and we’ll take a look.

What happens if I break a rule?

If we feel you’ve broken the Guidelines, first time we’ll send you a warning and ask you not to do it again.  Second time, we’ll send you another warning, but saying this time that if you do it again, you’ll receive a temporary or permanent ban, dependant on the severity of the infringement.  If permanent, you’ll be blocked from using the forum for the future.

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The Government Responsible?

In loco Rei Republicae: The government, not parents, are primarily responsible for the moral formation of children, insists Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education. Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education (in England) makes it crystal clear, in his letter (9th April 2019) to the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), that,…

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RSE & Bullying

It is a claim made over and over again that the necessity to learn about a whole range of adult relationships from primary school level onwards is necessary so that “homophobic bullying” may be prevented. This is one of the main reasons for the very explicit and adult content being enjoined under the new Relationship…

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RSE Reality Check

Gay rights and tolerance – what’s really going on in our schools? All children must learn about same sex relationships regardless of their religious background.   So said head of Ofsted Amanda Spielman, in a recent interview in wake of the protest at Parkway School Birmingham, where around 600 parents withdrew their children following objections to…

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Urgent! Write to your MP

Thank you to those who contacted their MPs, urging them to vote against approval of the draft of the RSE Regulations currently before Parliament. There is the first faint glimmering of light through the trees! We still have all to play for. What was being viewed as a foregone conclusion seems gradually to be yielding…

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The Government and Family Dismemberment

In the Government’s plan for ‘no-fault’ divorce, either party may send their marriage to the tip without giving a reason. The judiciary are leading deconstructionists. Way back, President of the Supreme Court Baroness Hale (formerly barrister Brenda Hoggett), was opining how we should “be considering whether the legal institution of marriage continues to serve any…

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Individual rights and (in)tolerance

The draft RSE Regulations, currently before Parliament for approval, are scheduled to come into force on 1st September 2020, but schools are being encouraged to implement changes as soon as possible. The Government has said that all teaching delivered as part of RSE must promote acceptance of LGBT lifestyles and identity, supporting gender ‘equality’ and enforcing…

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This mad sexual brainwashing must be resisted

  Maybe it was inevitable that once same-sex marriage was on the books, activists would double down on their goal of indoctrinating our children with postmodern notions of sexual experimentation and gender change. Well, inevitable or not, that’s the stage the sexual revolution has now reached. Under the guise of reducing bullying and improving self-respect,…

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Compulsory RSE Protest

Parents and MPs protest over ‘state takeover’ of parenting as Government moves forward with compulsory RSE “A fundamental shift of power to the state.”  Ministers have been accused of mounting a “state takeover” of parenting , as the Government released new draft final regulations and guidelines on Relationships and Sex Education, which will be compulsory…

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Withdrawal from Sex Ed – Template Letter

Dear Headmaster/Headmistress, I would like to exercise my legal right under S 405 of the Education Act 1996 to withdraw my child(ren) (son/daughter as preferred) from Sex Education classes in your school as follows: (quote classes) In this I am also exercising my right under the Human Rights Act 1998 Protocol 1, Article 2 that…

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Trust Parents Rally

Join us to rally for ‘RSE opt-out’ Time: 4-6 pm Venue: Old Palace Yard, Westminster, London SW1A 2 Why: A recent petition calling for retention of the parental right to withdraw a child from Relationships and Sex Education has attracted over 100,000 signatures.  This is to be debated in Parliament on Monday 25th February at 4.30…