I think the NSPCC web page for teenagers is
really good because it is a better alternative to phoning up, and
it is much more private, writes Beth Ward, aged 13. It has a bright
and bold design and is quite easy to access as it is quick. You can
play various games while on the site and you can also tap into a
“cover your tracks” option, which shows you how to quickly cover up
the web page you are on. You can also type in your problems, and
other people who have similar troubles can give you personal advice
to help you get through the difficult times. However, everything
has its bad points. And these are: when I was on the page I went to
chat to an adviser but there wasn’t anyone online. Also, to get to
most of the activities you have to go through a very long log-on
process. Nonetheless, it’s a great site. Well done, guys.


Once upon a time (in the year 2002) Scope’s
website opened its gates to three new sections, writes Graham
Hopkins, aged 39. These are “kids only!” where you (or rather the
kids only) can move through the magic kingdom to find your, er,
their, friends; “parents”, where help, advice and support is at
hand to help you move through a very real world; and
“professionals”, the wicked use of which conjures up the
unflattering comparison that parents are therefore in some way
amateur, even though the pages are almost identical. Although news
is light, the downloadable leaflets (the site’s magic words are
“information is power”), preschool links and, in particular, the
face-to-face forum are all fantastic. The power for parents with
children with cerebral palsy and associated impairments, in knowing
they are not alone and that support is available, is truly out of
this world.


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