Supervising my child’s use YP Face IT
Please read the information below to help you decide if YP Face IT is suitable and, of course, please discuss it with your child it to see if they would be interested. Information for young people about YP Face IT is on the home page (play the videos or click on About!). If you decide to try YP Face IT, you will need to consent to supervising your child before registering to gain access to YP Face IT sessions.
What does supervising involve?
Although YP Face IT was designed as a positive and supportive programme, some young people could find it challenging at times. The programme refers to typical appearance-related concerns young people experience. For example, being upset by staring, questioning and teasing, and anxiety in social situations. It also asks young people to reflect on their own appearance worries and difficulties and set themselves small challenges to improve their confidence and self-esteem.
Supervising involves deciding whether the programme is suitable for your child, taking responsibility for monitoring your child’s wellbeing as they use YP Face IT and helping them with any questions or issues they may have in response to activities within the programme. We have provided guidance on ways you can help your child, click here to download the printable PDF.
You know your child best. If you feel that YP Face IT is not helpful, the young person should stop using it. In addition to seeking support from your GP, other sources of support are listed within the links tab on the homepage.
Is YP Face IT suitable for my child?
YP Face IT is for 12-17 year olds with any appearance-affecting condition, treatment side effect or injury, who are in any way distressed by their appearance or experiencing difficulties with staring, inappropriate questioning, teasing or bullying because of their appearance.
It is not for young people diagnosed with clinical depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, an eating disorder, or those who have learning difficulties that prevent them from understanding the material within the programme. If your child’s appearance was altered by an injury (e.g. a burn), we suggest you wait until 12 months has passed since the injury before using YP Face IT. It is up to you, and your child, to decide if YP Face IT is suitable. Please carefully read the official disclaimer below.
Recipients should not rely on the material or information in this website as the basis for making any business, legal, personal, financial or other decisions. Recipients should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice. University of the West of England, Bristol make no representations and give no warranties as to the content of the material or the information contained in the website for any purpose. Any reliance which Recipients place on the material or information in this website is strictly at their own risk. This website is designed for use by young people with appearance-related distress ONLY under the supervision of a parent/carer or an appropriately trained health professional.
Evaluating YP Face IT
Because this is the first time we’ve provided parents with the opportunity to supervise their child’s use of YP Face IT, it’s important to monitor the effectiveness of the programme.
There are quizzes within YP Face IT that young people are invited to complete during the programme that are repeated in Sessions 7 and 8. They are an important part of the programme, included so you and your child can gain insight into their progress. Researchers at CAR also want to use these data to determine whether YP Face IT is helpful and will share this information with researchers and academics in the field via publications and conference presentations.
All data used for evaluation purposes will be anonymised – no one will know it is related to you or your child.
We would also like to get feedback on your experiences of supporting your child. At the same time that your child receives a reminder to complete Session 8, we will invite you to complete the brief parent’s questionnaire on the website.
All information that helps us to evaluate YP Face IT will contribute to the design of effective support tools for young people distressed by an appearance-affecting condition. However, it is up to you and your child to decide whether to complete the quizzes/questionnaires, you can still view the material within YP Face IT if you choose not to complete them.
If you would like any more information or have questions about YP Face IT please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Use of personal data
If you choose to use YP Face IT, you and your child will need to provide consent for the collection and safe storage of your personal data. Please carefully read the YP Face IT privacy notice below.
YP Face IT Privacy Notice
The personal information collected on this website will be processed by the University of the West of England, Bristol (the data controller) on the basis of your consent to do so and in accordance with the terms and conditions of applicable data protection laws. We will hold your data securely and not make it available to any third party unless permitted or required to do so by law.
1. Purpose for collecting the information and to whom the information will be disclosed.
• Personal data (your names, emails, mobile telephone numbers, child’s age and appearance-affecting condition, country of residence) will be collected via the website and used to set up a personal account with an individual login, send email/text automated reminders, and provide researchers at the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) with information about who is using the programme. These data will be viewed by the young person and parent or health professional supervising the young person and a CAR researcher.
• Responses to questionnaires embedded within the intervention (quizzes) will be used to promote the young person’s insight into their strengths and areas which they need to focus on within the programme. These data will also be used to indicate progress and to permit researchers to evaluate the effectiveness of the programme. These data will be viewed by the young person and parent / health professional supervising the young person and a CAR researcher.
• The young person will complete an online homework diary that will record their progress, challenges and responses to activities. This can be accessed by the young person and parent or health professional supervising them and a CAR researcher.
2. How long the information will be kept/when it will be destroyed.
All data will be stored for 5 years after you register for YP Face IT, and then will be securely deleted.
3. Where the information will be stored and how secure it will be.
The Data will be stored on Dataphiles’ co-located servers in their racks at a secure facility on Manchester Science Park. Backups are taken nightly and stored on a NAS device in the rack and then replicated across secure VPN to their office in Leeds so that Dataphiles can get the system back up and running in the event of a disaster. Both locations are highly secure (the data centre has multiple levels of security in place). Our data protection policy ensures that only staff authorised to work with the data get access to it. No data is taken off site on laptops or memory sticks.
4. Your rights
You have a number of rights in relation to your personal information such as the rights to withdraw your consent and access your information. To find out more about these rights please contact our Data Protection Office (email@example.com).