Western Australian parents can now turn to social media for advice on raising children thanks to a new Parenting WA Facebook page.
Community Services Minister, Tony Simpson said the launch of the new page was an innovative way to engage local parents and carers through the use of social media.
“More and more people, including parents, are turning to the internet and social media for information, so providing a local Facebook page will keep parents regularly informed of the help that is out there for them,” Mr Simpson said.
“I encourage people to ‘like’ this page and keep up-to-date on parenting courses, parenting events and parenting resources to assist them in the often challenging role of being a parent.”
The Minister said the Facebook page would not be able to respond online to individual queries but people would be referred to the Parenting WA line and local Parenting WA staff or offered information where appropriate.
Parenting WA offers a 24/7 telephone and email support service, a free parenting library and staff based in metropolitan and regional locations to offer as much assistance as they can.