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Keeping kids safe online poster

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! 

social media

Top tips on how to help your child make their online presence work for them.

Kik messenger

What adults need to know about the app their children love using.

Boy on tablet

How to keep your family safe when viewing video on demand and films online and on mobile devices.

Internet troll

Sadly, once your child explores the online world, they may find a troll waiting for them. Here's how to help them cope.

Family digital

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…

zoella, alfie deyes and louise pentland

Know your Zoellas from your PewDiePies: a parent's guide to vlogging.

viral internet trends

The growth of social media has brought with it some strange modern phenomena. One of the more recent ones is the viral online challenge...

Filters and parental controls may not be the complete answer to keeping children safe online, but they are undoubtedly the first line of defence. It's now possible to set filters on your broadband, your devices and your applications. Here, from Internet Matters, is what you need to know.

online bullying Jedidja PD

Practical advice for parents of children who are being bullied or who are bullying someone else.

Self-esteem

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

mindfulness in schools

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?

anxiety

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.

healthy eating

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.

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.

Jedidja

National children’s charity, Kidscape, offers parents tips on how to help their children sif they are being bullied.

Kidscape bullying

Top tips for children and young people from Kidscape.

helping hand

Scotland's anti-bullying service, Respect Me, offers parents advice on how to help children caught up in bullying behaviour

Bullying Scotland

Scotland's anti-bullying service, Respect Me, offers parents advice on how to help children caught up in bullying behaviour

Online safety transgender

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. 

Going online

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.

social media

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

YouNow is a live video and chat app that's popular with young people. What should you know about it? 

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

Teens on Tinder

Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps out there. Here's what parents need to know.

Laughing gas

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?

Legal highs can be every bit as dangerous and addictive as illegal drugs, and they're they're easier to get hold of. Make sure you and your child are clued up about the risks. 

underwear rule nspcc

The NSPCC explains how a simple conversation will help to keep your child safe from sexual abuse

Ways the internet can be good for children and internet safety

We hear a lot about the negative effects on children of using the internet - but it can also be a positive thing...

youth volunteering children

The internet can help and encourage young people to help others. Here's how.

BDD

Body dysmorphic disorder and helping to your child to build a healthy body image.

It can be challenging to manage family life as a parent of children with and without disabilities. Alison Thomas, campaigner for the rights of disabled children and their families, gives her personal advice. 

Family digital

Here are our five top tips on enjoying tech together as a family.

children in care

Looked after children can be more vulnerable to approaches online from strangers. CEOP offers tips on how to protect them.

Time to change image

1 in 10 children will experience a mental health problem - around three children in every classroom in the UK. A new campaign says it's time to do something to help them.

How to spot the signs and what you can do to help if your child is a sufferer.

Tearaway Unfolded

Where to go for information on the video games your children will ask for this Christmas.

Your son or daughter hasn't only been having sex - now they or their partner is pregnant. Bekki Burbidge of the FPA looks at your options.

Brook

Laura Hurley of Brook offers some ideas for tackling the topic of abortion with your child - and explains why she thinks you should.

Revision

Exams can be a source of stress for many young people. Here, senior consultant psychiatrist Dr Ramya Mohan offers her tips for helping your child cope. 

Is sex and relationships education compulsory in schools? What is your child going to be told about puberty? When should you start raising the subject? And how?

Alcohol

Our checklist of top tips for guarding your child against trouble with drink...

Alcohol and teens

Children are much more aware of alcohol than you think - have a look at our tips on how to handle the issue with your teen.

Alcohol

Drinkaware suggest following the Chief Medical Officer’s advice on underage drinking. 

In England, the guidelines are:

Teaching children about financial responsibility has never been easy, but as new technologies make cash less common it's even more daunting. Here are our top tips for talking to your children about spending in the digital age.  

Face to face

It's hard to start conversations about sex and relationships. Some advice from Brook on things to think about before you launch into that difficult conversation about sex, contraception and safety.

Recent figures suggest that it's wrong to think self-harm is just a girls' problem. Boys are being admitted to hospital for this too - but because it looks different, it sometimes isn't recognised. It's not only harder to spot self-harm among girls, but also harder to get treatment. Here's what you need to know about boys and self-harm.

homework

Helping your child with their homework and revision can often be a huge benefit when it comes to exam day. Here's what you need to know to support your child's learning. 

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