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

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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.

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Simon Humphreys of Computing at School explains why coding is cool

Minecraft: what parents need to know

Tips for parents on helping your child make the most of Minecraft

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PEGI ratings and video games: a parent's guide

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

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. Here’s our guide for parents

Children need boundaries to make them feel safe - and to push against. This is as important online as off. The Parent Zone's Sophie Linington offers some tips on digital boundary-setting.

Suspicious about someone your child is talking to online? Worried your child may be a victim of online secual abuse or exploitation? Read this advice from CEOP, the child protection command of the National Crime Agency to find out where and when to report

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What to do if your child has come across something upsetting or illegal  online

Expert advice on how to talk to young children about sex and relationships

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CEOP's tips for starting a difficult conversation with your teenager – and where to take it after that

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VIDEO: It can be a hideously embarrassing subject to talk to your child about porn. Professor Tanya Byron, Dr Linda Papadopolous and other experts offer tips for opening non-awkward discussions

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Advice and support for parents who think their child is lesbian, gay, bi or trans

A quick guide to LGBTQ+ terms. By Rachel Rosen

Your child has come out. That’s great: it means that they feel confident about themselves and they are trusting you to be supportive.

But what do you actually say?

Relationships

How can your child spot relationships that are going to hurt them? Read our parent guide to abusive relationships and what to do about them

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What parents need to know: the facts about the people who abuse children from The Lucy Faithfull Foundation

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What are the warning signs that someone could be abusing your child? Donald Findlater of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation explains

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Tips for parents on protecting your child from abuse, by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation

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

A parent's guide to picky eating: how to help your child be more adventurous with food

Obesity: a guide for parents. What is it, and what can you do if your child is overweight?

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. 

Boys on mobile phones

If your child's mobile phone is stolen: how to help them recover – and stop it happening again.

Advice for parents from Epilepsy Action on how the digital world can offer young people living with epilepsy the support they need

Around 400 children in the UK suffers a stroke every year. Here, Dr Anne Gordon on behalf of the Stroke Association, explains more

 

 

 

 

 

mindfulness in schools

Schools are turning to mindfulness as a way of helping pupils relax, concentrate, and avoid distractions. But what is it – and could it help your child?

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.

sleep hygeine

Many teens are chronically sleep-deprived. Dr Pooky Knightsmith offers advice on how parents can help their child get a good night's sleep

Is eating in front of a screen bad news for your child's health? Research shows it might be. Here’s what you can do

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Anxiety: how parents can help their children

healthy eating

There's lots of advice online about healthy eating for children, but what do parents really need to know? Consultant dietitian Lucy Jones offers her top tips

Binge eating disorder: a parent's guide

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Three children in every classroom has a diagnosable mental health issue. Read our advice form Place2Be to help your child if they are one of them

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Advice for parents from Young Minds on helping your child if they’re depressed

Good mental health

What does good mental health look like when it comes to young people? Parent Info offers insight for parents from YoungMinds

Panic attacks in children: a parent’s guide from Dr Bijal Chheda-Varma, clinical psychologist at Nightingale Hospital

Mental health stigma

Natasha Devon, former Government Mental Health Champion for Schools, offers advice on how to help your child

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1 in 10 children will experience a mental health problem. Here's how to help them

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Video: Claire Usiskin from YoungMinds talks about warning signs parents should look for and how you can respond if you're concerned about your child's mental health

Stonewall explains how language and other behaviours can cause distress and longterm harm for LGBTQ+ children at school – and what parents can do to stop it

Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying is sadly very common in schools. Read Stonewall’s advice on how to help your child if they're on the receiving end AND what to do if your child is among the bullies

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Practical advice for parents on bullying, cyberbullying, LGBTQ+ bullying and what to do if your child has been bullying someone else

Child gaming online

Dealing with in-game abuse can be extremely upsetting, distressing and draining. Liam Hacket from anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label gives advice on what your child should do if they are being subjected to in-game bullying

Reaching out

Alex Holmes, anti-bullying programme manager for the Diana Award, outlines some useful things to do if your child is being bullied online or off

Bullying

Alex Holmes, deputy CEO of the Diana Award, offers advice on how to recognise bullying and what to do if your child is affected

Cyberbullying

Alex Holmes, the Diana Award anti-bullying programme manager, was previously a victim of bullying and now runs the anti-bullying ambassadors programme. In this video, he explains what cyberbullying is, why it hurts - and what you can do about it.

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

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

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