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Terrorism and trauma helping children cope

With graphic images being shown on the front pages of newspapers and on daily news bulletins, even very young children are exposed to upsetting information. 

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

Worried girl

It's estimated that around 290,000 children in the UK suffer from this debilitating condition. Here are some tips to help you help them.

Self-esteem

If you think your child has low self-esteem, there are many ways you can help.

bullying

The good and bad influence of friends and classmates and what parents can do if peer pressure is having an adverse effect.

vaping

Expert advice on what you can do if you suspect your child may be using them.

Online safety for children

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

Online safety for children

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

Pokemon Go

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

Musical.ly is an app for creating and sharing lip sync videos among friends. What do parents and carers need to know about it? 

social media

If you want to set parental controls on apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, here's how to do it.

Snapchat

Everything you need to know about the hugely popular picture sharing app.

safety guide to Yellow app

Yellow is a popular mobile app. Thinkuknow - the education programme of The National Crime Agency’s child protection command CEOP - has created a guide for parents on how the app works and what your child needs to know about how to use it safely and sensibly.

Keeping safe on snapchat

What do you need to know about Snapchat?

YouTube

Kids can't get enough of the video sharing site. Read CEOP's comprehensive guide to everything parents need to know about it.

Safer Internet Day 2017

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

6 Apps every parent should know about

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

Young person

How to deal with the cyberbullying craze that has a profound effect on its victims.

live streaming

The risks and opportunities that children face when using this latest development in social media. 

Gaming

How video games can draw players in and what parents should do if they think their child is hooked.

A parents guide to WhatsApp

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

connected toys

Advice on the security risks of smart toys that talk to the internet.

Video games

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

Body confidence and self-esteem for teens

Parent Info has partnered with the Dove Self-Esteem Project to offer parents advice and information to help children and young people build confidence and feel good about themselves.

Body confidence and self-esteem for teens

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

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?

Family banter bullying

When does family banter about teenagers' bodies turn to bullying?

Dove self-esteem project body confidence resources for teens

How parents can develop their listening skills to help their child open up about self-esteem issues.

self-esteem

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

Body image and self-esteem

How the relationship between daughers and their fathers can affect their body image.

Body image and self-esteem

How learning to speak ‘teenage’ could help communication and build confident in your child.

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.

Body image sad

How bullying outside the home can lead ot self-esteem issues for teens.

body confidence

Parent Info has partnered with the Dove Self-Esteem Project to offer parents advice and information to help children and young people build confidence and feel good about themselves.

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?

far right extremism

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

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? 

Back to school

Starting at a new school is one of the most daunting experiences we all face at a young age. Here are our top five tips to help your child tackle their first week with ease and confidence.

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.

tech careers

Expert advice on the wide variety of roles available.

Suicide, suicidal thoughts, 13 Reasons Why

​There has been substantial media coverage of the Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why. The drama has been accused of inaccurately portraying, or even glamourising, suicide. Dr Alys Cole-King Clinical Director, of the Social Enterprise Connecting with People, and Dr Stan Kutcher, Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health, offer advice to parents on talking to their children about the programme and its difficult subject matter

Family silhouette

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

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.

Father and son

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

Mental health stigma

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

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. 

love

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

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