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  • Parenting
    Health and wellbeing

    Quaranteened: helping teenagers cope with lockdown

    Social distancing and self-isolation bring challenges for everyone, but teens face a particularly hard time. So how can you help?

  • Education and the future

    COVID-19: your education questions answered

    As children and young people across the UK are sent home from school, we break down the government’s new guidance on the cancellation of GCSEs, AS, and A Levels to try to offer a little clarity

  • Health and wellbeing

    How to look after your family’s mental health when you’re stuck indoors

    With schools closing and many adults working from home, families are going to be cooped up – and that may present some difficulties for children and their parents. Here are our tips for keeping everyone’s spirits up as much as possible as we self-isolate.

  • Games, apps and tech

    What are unboxing videos – and why does my child like them?

    The first unboxing videos involved technology products: it’s thought that the first unboxing video on YouTube was for a cellphone in 2006. Since then, unboxing has rapidly become one of YouTube’s most-watched genres.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Tips for starting the difficult coronavirus conversation with your child

    The news is worrying. Children are understandably anxious about constant talk of disease, infection rates, and hospitals under pressure. It can seem daunting to explain what's going on when even scientists don't have all  the answers. Here are our tips for getting started with a conversation.

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  • Parenting
    Health and wellbeing

    Quaranteened: helping teenagers cope with lockdown

    Social distancing and self-isolation bring challenges for everyone, but teens face a particularly hard time. So how can you help?

  • Health and wellbeing

    How to look after your family’s mental health when you’re stuck indoors

    With schools closing and many adults working from home, families are going to be cooped up – and that may present some difficulties for children and their parents. Here are our tips for keeping everyone’s spirits up as much as possible as we self-isolate.

  • Relationships and sex

    When teens share nudes

    ‘Nudes’ is the term most young people use to describe self-taken naked or semi-naked photographs or videos which are often shared online. Parent Info looks into this type of image sharing.

  • Games, apps and tech

    WhatsApp: a guide for parents and carers

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

  • Health and wellbeing

    Understanding and supporting anxiety in your child

    Anxiety: how parents can help their children

  • Games, apps and tech

    What is Minecraft?

    Minecraft: what parents need to know

  • Relationships and sex

    Teens on Tinder

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

  • Safety and settings

    Start talking PANTS!

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

  • Education and the future

    COVID-19: your education questions answered

    As children and young people across the UK are sent home from school, we break down the government’s new guidance on the cancellation of GCSEs, AS, and A Levels to try to offer a little clarity

  • Education and the future

    Helping your child cope with exam stress

    Helping your child cope with exam stress: top tips for parents

  • Education and the future

    Five tips for starting a new school

    Five tips to help your child tackle their first week at a new school with ease and confidence.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Screen time: why you shouldn’t worry

    We hear constantly that screen time is a problem. But is screen time really that bad for you? Oxford Internet Institute Senior Research Fellow and Director of Research Professor Andrew Przybylski debunks the myths. 

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