cool2talk is an interactive website for young people in Tayside, the Western Isles, Dumfries & Galloway and Argyll & Bute.
It is very important that children, young people and adults can talk openly with each other. There is clear evidence demonstrating that providing accurate, non judgemental responses to young people that are age and stage appropriate supports them to make safer choices.
Through social media, online gaming and pornography, as well as other places on the internet, young people can and do access a huge amount of information which is inappropriate, inaccurate and risky. cool2talk provides a safe space where young people can get their questions answered accurately and age appropriately and find out about local services. It allows young people to submit questions on health and wellbeing issues and receive replies from a trusted, trained and experienced worker.
Relationships with our children can change whilst they are growing up into young adults. Establishing good communications enables young people to feel more comfortable in broaching sensitive issues. This can be difficult to achieve and parents / carers often lack the confidence and access to accurate information to address topics including sex, drugs and relationships.
Cool2talk encourages, where appropriate, communication between young people and parents/carers
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