Parent / Mentor Linked Child accounts
This site has a strict registration policy of 18 years or over for UK based Home Educators.
Under GDPR and privacy protection rules there are guidelines around the creation of accounts for children. MOODLE (The technology which this site uses) has inbuilt functionality which allows for the creation of Parent / Mentor accounts to be linked to Child accounts.
Why create a child account?
- Some courses provide grades, progress scores, digital badges and authenticated named certificates.
- Parents may not wish to share their log in details
-Children may wish to have their own identity
- Allows for independent learning
-Allows for each child to track individual learning progress
Creation of a child account does not protect the child online on this site.
In short there is no guarantee of protection. A parent mentor account simply provides the parent mentor with a view of SOME of the child's activity on this site. Every parent is responsible for the monitoring and management of their child's safety online at all times.
If you need a child account but do not think your child is ready for the responsibility then create an account but do not let them know the password.
The role of 'Parent / Guardian' is used to provide you the parent with
permission to view certain information on the activity of your child on
this site. The Parent/Guardian role may also be allowed to agree to policies on behalf of their underage child.