How to be a bit more careful, and a bit better informed, when using Snapchat.
Does the fact that photos disappear from Snapchat make it completely safe to use? If things do go wrong, what can you do?
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.
Parent Info examines the very modern phenomenon of social media ‘sharenting’.
A lot of sites and apps specify that users must be aged over 13. Why 13? Vicki Shotbolt explains and offers a guide to the age limits for various popular online activities.
YouNow is a live video and chat app that's popular with young people. What should you know about it?
A helpful rundown of what is – and what could be – taught in schools.
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).
How parents can teach their children to look after their personal information online.
There’s a lot of advice out there but here's what every parent needs to know about online safety.
Advice on how to help your child learn to question what they see or hear online.
How the communications regulator tackles harmful or inappropriate material.
A selection of the most popular articles that you have looked at in our first year.
A number of schools have asked us about a Parent Info poster to put up around the school or send home to parents, telling them about the service.
Well, now we have one - and here it is!
Top tips on how to help your child make their online presence work for them.
What adults need to know about the app their children love using.
How to keep your family safe when viewing video on demand and films online and on mobile devices.
Sadly, once your child explores the online world, they may find a troll waiting for them. Here's how to help them cope.
Parents sometimes end up paying unexpectedly large phone bills and don’t know why. PhonepayPlus, the premium rate services regulator, explains what to look out for when giving your child a mobile device…
Know your Zoellas from your PewDiePies: a parent's guide to vlogging.
The growth of social media has brought with it some strange modern phenomena. One of the more recent ones is the viral online challenge...
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.
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?
Body dysmorphic disorder and helping to your child to build a healthy body image.
What's the best solution for you and your family and what should you ask a potential carer?
Advice on making sure you have a harmonious holiday with children and relatives.
How to navigate the Christmas social minefield, made more complex by an increase in digital devices.
Divorce and separation are tough on children, but as a parent you can make the process and its effects less painful through good communication. Here are 10 tips to help.
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.
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.
Practical advice for parents of children who are being bullied or who are bullying someone else.
Schools are increasingly turning to mindfulness as a way of helping pupils relax, concentrate, and avoid distractions. But what is it - and will it help?
Helping your child eat well and learn about healthy food is a crucial part of parenting, but sometimes it’s tricky to figure out what (and how much) they should eat. Consultant dietitian Lucy Jones offers her top tips.
YouTube's SafetyMode allows parents to restrict the content their children see. Here's our quick'n'dirty guide to setting it up.
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.
Some practical advice on how those raising a family on a low income can seek assistance.
The word 'gay' gets bandied about all the time - 90% of students said they had used it to mean 'useless' or 'rubbish' at least once. Here, Stonewall, which runs a homophobic, biphobic and transphobic antibullying campaign, explains why this is hurtful and can inflict long-term damage. There are also tips for helping young people who have been affected by this kind of bullying; plus advice on making sure that your child doesn't become one of the bullies.
Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying can be very painful but is extremely common. More than half of LGBT young people say they have been bullied at school. Here Stonewall offer some advice on how to help your child if they're on the receiving end and some sensible and sympathetic approaches if you find out that your child is among the bullies.
National children’s charity, Kidscape, offers parents tips on how to help their children sif they are being bullied.
It can be very surprising to learn your child is trans. Naturally you will want to be supportive, but you may also have a lot of questions. Sue Chitayi, mother of a transgender son and parent volunteer at Gendered Intelligence, answers some of them in this Q&A.
Laughing gas, also known as ‘Noz’, has become increasingly popular among young people in the UK. So what is it - and what does it do to people who take it?
A recent survey shows that ecstasy and LSD use among 16-24-year-olds has increased by 84% and 175% respectively in the past year. Overall drug use has remained constant – so why are these two gaining popularity with young people?
The NSPCC explains how a simple conversation will help to keep your child safe from sexual abuse
We hear a lot about the negative effects on children of using the internet - but it can also be a positive thing...