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  • Health and wellbeing

    Grieving in the digital age

    Dr. Elaine Kasket discusses how the digital world has changed the way we grieve and the rise of 'digital legacies' on social media.

  • Games, apps and tech

    What does it meme?

    Are you confused about memes, or unsure what a meme even is? You’re not the only one. Don’t worry: we’re here to help.

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  • Relationships and sex

    LGBTQ+ glossary for parents

    A quick guide to LGBTQ+ terms.

  • Games, apps and tech

    What does it meme?

    Are you confused about memes, or unsure what a meme even is? You’re not the only one. Don’t worry: we’re here to help.

  • Relationships and sex

    Talking to your teenager about consent

    Advice and tips on understanding what consent means.

  • 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

  • Relationships and sex

    Why you should talk openly with children about sex and relationships

    It’s hard to keep pace with our children’s digital lives. But there is something you can do that will help safeguard your children. Something that will support their mental health and, in the process, strengthen your connection to them. You can involve yourself in your children’s sex education. You can start the conversation.

  • Games, apps and tech

    Having a positive digital footprint

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

  • 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. 

  • Health and wellbeing

    Grieving in the digital age

    Dr. Elaine Kasket discusses how the digital world has changed the way we grieve and the rise of 'digital legacies' on social media.

  • Education and the future

    A parent's guide to gender stereotypes

    Gender stereotypes could affect girls and boys' job prospects in the future. Here's how parents can help

  • Safety and settings

    When your child wants to use social media: a parent's guide

    Most popular social media services don’t allow anyone under 13 to join. Even so, lots of younger children manage to set up accounts. What can parents do?

  • Safety and settings

    9 ways the internet can be good for your children

    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.

  • Parenting

    What is a digital tattoo?

    A tattoo is permanent, much like the information we post online. NCA-CEOP gives its top tips on making sure your child's online reputation is just as good as their offline one

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