“We believe that children who are confident, who have positive feelings about themselves and have safe and loving relationships with their caregivers are less vulnerable to all forms of abuse and harm. This website is dedicated to providing evidence based information on child development and protection issues to Sri Lankan parents, children, and teachers enabling them to make decisions that increases resilience and reduces vulnerability of children.”
About This Site
What we believe
We are all different and unique. Our families are different and unique.
This means that each family has to make their own decisions about what works for their family. Decisions are personal and based on what is best suited for each family. Knowing what works and what doesn’t is a part of growing together and developing as a family.
What the website provides
We provide evidence based information pertaining to development and protection of children so that families can make well-informed decisions that are suited to their unique circumstance, lifestyle, culture and value system. We gather this information and translate it into everyday language with lots of real-life examples. This website provides you with information. We don’t tell people what to do. We don’t have a hidden agenda.
Who is this for
Our website is for three distinct groups of people:
For parents: provides parents with information on child behaviour, development, communicating and forming connections, child sexual abuse, online safety and self care.
For teens 13+: provides teenagers with information on puberty, reproductive education, learning, friendships, child sexual abuse, and online safety.
For teachers: provides teachers with resources and materials they can use in the classroom.
Our website also has resources for the professionals who work with and support parents and teens – media, researchers, social workers, psychologist and so on.
Where the information comes from
Working with eminent Sri Lankan experts in their fields we have produced some of our own content based on evidence based research.
We have also established close relationships and licensing agreements with several highly respected content partners including the Alcohol and Drug Information (ADIC), Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) Sri Lanka, Family Planning Association of Sri Lanka, Guru.lk, National STD/AIDS Control Programme (NSACP) Sri Lanka and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner – Australia, The Center for Parenting Education – US.
All content is approved by our Review Board made up of some of Sri Lanka’s pre-eminent experts in child development and protection.
Who has funded this
Our website is funded by the National Child Protection Authority of Sri Lanka (NCPA) and the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA). We do not permit advertising, and we do not endorse any commercial products.
Information about NCPA
The National Child Protection Authority is established by the parliament of Sri Lanka (by the Act No.50 of 1998) for the purpose of advising the government on policies and laws on the prevention of child abuse and the protection and treatment of children who are victims of such abuse and the co-ordination and monitoring of action against all forms of child abuse.
Welcome. You may be using this website to find information about parenting, to find out about others’ experiences, or to be part of an online community.These terms and conditions of use form an agreement between you and the website. They will inform you about your rights and obligations in using this website.The terms and conditions of use may change from time to time, so please re-visit as often as you can. Note that we are not required by law to contact you to inform you of changes. Please contact us if you have any questions about these terms and conditions of use.
Warning: This website and the information it contains is not intended as a substitute for professional consultation with a qualified practitioner.
Before relying on any information you find on this website, use common sense, make your own enquiries and seek professional opinion.
Material in this publication is made available on the understanding that this website or the National Child Protection Authority is not providing professional advice. Before relying on any of the material in this site, readers should obtain appropriate professional advice. Views and recommendations of third parties, which are also included in this site, do not necessarily reflect the views of the website or the National Child Protection Authority, or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action.
Neither the website or the National Child Protection Authority accepts any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any material contained in this site.
Information in the Parents’ Section and Teacher’s Section is strictly intended for persons over the age of 18 years. Moreover information included in the children’s section of the website is intended only for children over the age of 13 years. Some information in this section is only for children over the age of 16+ and will only be accessible after a valid identification number has been entered.
Additionally, the website and the National Child Protection Authority disclaim all liability to any person relying wholly or partially upon any information presented in this site in respect of anything, and the consequences of anything, done or omitted to be done.
The information provided in this website is intended for a Sri Lankan audience.
If you use another site linked from this site:
- you do so at your own risk and acknowledge that we do not control or endorse those websites or their content;
- you will no longer be subject to the terms and conditions of this site but may be subject to the terms and conditions of the linked site.
This website endeavours to provide information sourced from reliable research based on peer reviewed journals, recognised texts, or government publications and therapeutic approaches that have demonstrated efficacy. The content on this site is periodically updated and reviewed for quality assurance using an expert panel and a review panel drawn from national expertise in early childhood, and parenting.
The authors reserve the right to modify the content of the website at any time.
Any legal issues arising in relation to the use of this website will be dealt with under the laws of Sri Lanka. Illegal activity under those laws will be a violation of these terms, but as the website and the forums are accessible worldwide you should be aware that you could be prosecuted under the laws of other jurisdictions too.
Personal information and your privacy
Your personal information shall be treated as strictly confidential.
You supply ‘personal information’ to us when you fill in an online registration form, subscribe to one of our email newsletters, complete a survey or poll, provide feedback on our content, submit parenting tips or email us.
The personal information we collect from your contributions to forums is used to administer the message boards, send you a password, contact you about postings, and keep in touch with you. When you register you give us a license to deal with the postings as necessary to perform these technical and administrative functions.
This website reserves rights
Your message may be used by this website.
In consideration for permitting you to access and use the information on this website, or posting a message, gives the website a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide license to reproduce, communicate, re-publish, edit, adapt or otherwise use your postings as we see fit. You also give us a license to deal with the postings as necessary to perform technical, content and administrative functions in running the forums.
We will protect your privacy by ensuring that you are not personally identifiable from your posting, unless we obtain your prior written approval.
Copyright and acknowledgements
This website reserves all intellectual property rights, including copyright and trade marks in the website. The website owns or has licensed from third parties the intellectual property used in this website. You may print single copies of any pages of this website for your own personal and non-commercial use but must not otherwise reproduce any material on this website in any form without permission.
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