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tech careers

Expert advice on the wide variety of roles available.

Coombe Boys' School Google Exhibitions

How the in-school virtual reality experience is bringing the world to life for secondary school students up and down the country.

self-esteem

We look at the online craze of ‘Am I pretty?’ videos, where young people ask others to judge them on their looks. How can parents help?

body confidence

Parent Info has partnered with the Dove Self-Esteem Project to you build your child's body confidence and self-esteem.

self-esteem and body image

We look at how young people, particularly young women, are fed a narrow, manipulated view of what is beautiful by the media.

self-esteem

The Real me: why feeling good about yourself helps children thrive.

boys and body image

Recent research shows that boys today also feel under pressure to look a certain way. How can parents support their son if they are affected?

Teens and body image

Why are so many children dissatisfied with their appearance? What effect does this have on their school work and their confidence? What can you do to help?

6 Apps every parent should know about

A guide to some of the most popular ones children use online.

Video games

The gen on some of the most popular games, plus how the Games Rating Authority works.

Off-limits online

The digital world is so new that half the time we don't know what the rules are. In fact, there are plenty of laws governing what you can and can't do online. Here's our guide to what you should and shouldn't be doing online (legally, anyway).

Safer Internet Day 2017

All you need to know about the global initiative that encourages safe internet use.

cybercrime

How parents can teach their children to look after their personal information online.

online safety

There’s a lot of advice out there but here's what every parent needs to know about online safety.

A parents guide to WhatsApp

Teenagers love WhatsApp – as do a lot of parents. Here's what you need to know about it...

Fitness apps

How to spot if your child is taking things too far.

Google screen grab - critical thinking

Advice on how to help your child learn to question what they see or hear online.

pegi descriptors

Video games ratings explained in full.

child looking at tablet

How the communications regulator tackles harmful or inappropriate material.

Child gaming online

Expert advice on how to cope with this common form of cyberbullying.

Not long ago, a lot of young people left school at 16. Now everyone has to stay in education or training until they're 18. But there are still plenty of options. We look at the alternatives, with help from Your Daughter's Future, a guide from the Government Equalities Office. 

Syrian women in Homs 2012

All too often at the moment, we are hearing stories of young people leaving Britain to fight in Syria. They have come to the conclusion that they would be better off in a war zone than in the UK. What goes wrong? What are they looking for? And what do parents need to understand to stop this? 

far right extremism

How to spot the signs that your child could be vulnerable and what to do to protect them.

love

Concrete steps you can take to learn more about your LGBTQ child and their identity.

Father and son

Advice on how to talk to your children about traumatic events.

Family silhouette

Advice on how to be an effective parent or step parent within a blended family.

child painting

What's the best solution for you and your family and what should you ask a potential carer?

Happy Family Christmas

Advice on making sure you have a harmonious holiday with children and relatives.

Divorce advice for kids after Brangelina split

Online tools to help with organisation and communication if you are separated from your children's other parent.

christmas dinner

How to navigate the Christmas social minefield, made more complex by an increase in digital devices.

Expert advice on how to help you and your child through this difficult and emotional time.

Boys on mobile phones

How to help them cope and how to prevent it from happening again.

Would your child rather eat sweets than spaghetti bolognese? Do they assiduously avoid the broccoli on their plate? Would they rather run a five-mile marathon than entertain the idea of eating a courgette? We look into picky eating and how to help your child be more adventurous with food.

victim support

Children and young people can experience significant levels of crime and victimisation. Here's how as a parent or carer you can help your child be safer.

Mental health stigma

Natasha Devon, the government’s Mental Health Champion for Schools, offers advice on how to help your child.

Pokemon Go

Everything you need to know about the popular smartphone game, including parental concerns and safety tips.

Keeping safe on snapchat

How to be a bit more careful, and a bit better informed, when using Snapchat.

Keeping safe on snapchat

Does the fact that photos disappear from Snapchat make it completely safe to use? If things do go wrong, what can you do?

Keeping safe on snapchat

What do you need to know about Snapchat?

Online safety for children

Some tips on responsible – and safe – use of Instagram.

Online safety for children

Instagram is now bigger than Twitter. What's the big attraction? And is there anything you need to know?

Children outdoors

With the summer holidays just around the corner, we've gathered some of the most exciting apps we’ve found to get kids outdoors and enjoy what nature has to offer.

Sharenting

Parent Info examines the very modern phenomenon of social media ‘sharenting’.

teddy bears

A helpful rundown of what is – and what could be – taught in schools.

iRights logo

There is deep concern about the impact the internet is having on families, especially on children and young people. iRights is a coalition calling for five basic rights that children and young people should have online. 

classroom

What you need to know about the new 9-1 grades.

YouTube

YouTube's SafetyMode allows parents to restrict the content their children see. Here's our quick'n'dirty guide to setting it up.

Filtering

Google is often the first port of call for homework and curiosity of all kinds. Here's how to guard against adult content appearing in your children's Google searches.

Families money and finances

Some practical advice on how those raising a family on a low income can seek assistance. 

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