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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Parent Rights – Advice

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DfE suggests SEXWISE?!!

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RSE Opt-out Petition!

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Chanuka Challenge

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RSE – Parental Rights Petition

On 11th December 2018, Kate Godfrey-Faussett launched a petition on CitizenGO campaigning for the rights of parents/carers to opt their child out of all aspects of the new Relationships and Sex Education that is going to be taught in all schools. At ParentPower, we are pleased to support this initiative affirming the fundamental rights of…

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Myth of Secular Neutrality

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Suffer the little children

At the end of its draft Guidance into Relationships and Sex and Relationships Education, the Government helpfully details what it describes as ‘… the many excellent resources already available, free of charge, which schools can use to deliver the new curriculum. Under Sex Education, it includes: Sexual health and relationships: range of resources available at https://sexwise.fpa.org.uk/…

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It’s time to trust Parents

The Government is currently consulting on significant changes to the teaching and content of the new Relationships Education that will be mandatory in all primary schools and Relationships and Sex Education in all secondary schools in England. There are a number of significant and controversial proposals in the draft Guidance that directly affect parents and…

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RSE – Action Alert!

*ACTION ALERT: Please Respond to Government RSE Consultation by 7th November 2018! The fundamental human right of parents to raise their children according to their own beliefs and values is at great risk. Please respond by 7th November 2018 to protect children in English schools from anti-life and anti-marriage Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), and from being indoctrinated with state-sponsored LGBT ideology. Help protect the parental right…