A complete online resource
The Raising Children Network – raisingchildren.net.au – is a complete online resource for Australian parents and carers. It offers trusted, reliable, free information on everyday parenting issues from pregnancy through to teens.
Home to thousands of independently reviewed resources on children’s health and development, it is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services and is our joint venture with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne.
As well as written articles, raisingchildren.net.au features videos, guides, interactive tools and apps on hundreds of topics, spanning health, nutrition and fitness, play and learning, connecting and communicating, school and education, entertainment and technology, sleep and safety.
Approved by experts, designed for parents
Raising Children Network’s content is original, based on the latest scientific evidence, reviewed by experts and designed for busy parents and professionals working with families. All of the site’s information is regularly assessed and updated. It’s presented in an easy-to-use format that’s both informative and accessible.
Parents consistently tell us that they value the site because they can search for – and find – answers to their questions where and when they need them. They leave the site with greater confidence and knowledge of next steps. And they know they can rely on and trust the independent information we offer.
A thriving online community
raisingchildren.net.au is visited by 45,000 parents, carers and parenting professionals every day and has a thriving Facebook community of more than 195,000 followers.
It has won several awards including Best Non-profit & Government site from the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA 2014), and 2007 Site of the Year from the NetGuide Australian Web Awards and the Interactive Media Award 2016.