New forms of parent education ? possibilities and boundaries of online resources Merle WeberA greater range of private and public, commercial and non-commercial information, consultation, and training is emerging on the internet in the field of parent education. The paper before you busies itself with the central question of what the possibilities and boundaries are for these online resources of parent education. Therefore the focus is on the currently inadequately explored aspects of their effectiveness, quality, and actual use. A few internet sites will be examined as examples of the variety of online resources for parent education. Along with the intrinsic advantages and disadvantages of these resources, different aspects of users and providers will be examined. The documented actual use and effectiveness of online resources will be demonstrated with the aid of relevant studies. A further part of the paper concerns itself with the question of whether online resources offer new possibilities for accessibility to parents unaccustomed to education or if instead they further strengthen standing gaps in learning. In addition, the question of a possible competitive relationship, a great coexistence between on- and offline resources is discussed. In conclusion, an online training for parents will be analyzed on the basis of the abovementioned quality criteria.