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Top tips on how to help your child make their online presence work for them and create a positive digital footprint

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Critical thinking: a parent’s guide to fake news and helping your child question what they see or hear online

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Digital literacy and online resilience: a parent’s guide

Digital parenting

Top tips on staying up-to-date with what your child is doing online

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From Netflix to NowTV: how to keep your family safe when viewing TV and films online and on mobile devices

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But what exactly is digital resilience? And what can we do as parents to help our children develop it?

online safety

The really important things that every parent needs to know about online safety.

Child-friendly terms and conditions on social media; a parent’s guide 

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PEGI unpicked: UK video games ratings explained in full

Screen time: a common sense guide for parents

Pokemon Go

Everything you need to know about Pokémon Go, including concerns for parents and safety tips

Keeping safe on snapchat

Snapchat: how tor react if things go wrong

Online safety for children

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

Five tips for starting a new school

A parent’s guide to Yubo, formerly called Yellow, from Thinkuknow - the education programme of The National Crime Agency’s child protection command CEOP

Snapchat

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

social media

Here's how to set parental controls on apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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.

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Sex, drugs, internet porn - no, no, no, you don't want to talk to your child about that! How embarrassing. Especially as you know hardly anything about any of it. But it's one of those jobs (like changing nappies) that parents are put on earth to do. Here are our tips for making it less of an ordeal.

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

CEOP’s Dr Elly Hanson offers advice on how to address the tricky issue of online porn with your child

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Your child is probably going to come across unwanted images online. Not an easy topic for discussion. So how do you broach the subject?

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

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?

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.

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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

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

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

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

Ten tips for talking to teachers if your child is being bullied at school.

Body confidence and self-esteem for teens

Get your free parent guide to boost your child's body confidence from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

With the World Cup in full swing, we look at some ways that you can support your child to make the most of exercise and use it to help raise their self-esteem

Body image

Top tips for parents on helping to boost your child’s self-esteem and body image

Teens and body image

How parents can help children and young people boost body confidence and self-esteem

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Advice for parents on helping your child cope with peer pressure from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

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How bullying outside the home can lead to self-esteem issues for teens: a guide for parents from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

Help your child boost their body confidence and understand how celebs images are manipulated with help from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

Advice for parents on helping your child deal with pressures to look a certain way and body shaming with help from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

boys and body image

Recent research shows that boys today are increasingly sturggling with body image issues. How can parents support their son if they are affected?

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Get your free guide to help boost your child’s body image and confidence from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

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 image and self-esteem

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

Boost body image for children and young people

Lorraine Kelly explains why body image workshops in school can help boost self-esteem

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.

Help your child feel good about themselves, however many likes they get on social media, with advice from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

Body image and self-esteem

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

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