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  • Parenting

    Coronavirus – how to help children spot fake news

    It can be hard enough for adults to tell fact from fiction, especially in such a fast-moving and uncertain situation – so how do we help children as they look up the latest news on the COVID-19 epidemic? Here are our expert tips

  • Parenting

    COVID-19: tips to help separated parents cope

    The coronavirus crisis is stressful for most families, but it poses a particular set of problems for separated families. Here’s what the law says about shared custody – and some tips to make it easier on everyone

  • 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.

  • Parenting

    Coronavirus – how to help children spot fake news

    It can be hard enough for adults to tell fact from fiction, especially in such a fast-moving and uncertain situation – so how do we help children as they look up the latest news on the COVID-19 epidemic? Here are our expert tips

  • Parenting

    COVID-19: tips to help separated parents cope

    The coronavirus crisis is stressful for most families, but it poses a particular set of problems for separated families. Here’s what the law says about shared custody – and some tips to make it easier on everyone

  • 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. 

  • Parenting

    Online teen speak

    Wondering what your children are tapping into their phones? Or, in fact, what it means? Here's our parent's guide to some popular teen chat acronyms and slang words. 

  • Health and wellbeing

    Abortion: what should I tell my child?

    Laura Hurley of Brook offers some ideas for tackling the topic of abortion with your child

  • Health and wellbeing

    How to set digital boundaries that work

    Children need boundaries in all aspects of their life to make them feel safe. They are especially important - and particularly difficult - in digital life. Here are five tips to help. 

  • 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

  • Games, apps and tech

    What is Minecraft?

    Minecraft: what parents need to know

  • 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.

  • Safety and settings

    What parents need to know about 'sextortion’

    Here NCA-CEOP explains how some offenders may demand money using indecent images as online blackmail, how you can talk to your child about the risks, and where to go for further information and support.

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