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  • Health and wellbeing

    What to do if your child is self-harming

    Self-harm: expert advice on how to help you and your child through this difficult and emotional time

  • 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.

  • Games, apps and tech

    What is Minecraft?

    Minecraft: what parents need to know

  • Health and wellbeing

    When your child comes out as transgender: a Q&A with Sue Chitayi

    Sue Chitayi, mother of a transgender son and parent volunteer at Gendered Intelligence, answers some parents' common questions

  • Education and the future

    A guide to T Levels: the new qualifications for 16-19s in England

    The two-year technical qualifications are designed to prepare students for work. Here’s what you need to know about them

  • 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

  • Safety and settings

    Setting filters on YouTube

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

  • Safety and settings

    Setting filters on Google

    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.

  • Games, apps and tech

    Wattpad: unleashing creativity…or unleashing unwanted content?

    Wattpad is a popular online platform that allows millions of people to share their stories. But concerns have been raised that there is no quality control and pornographic and other troubling content is slipping through.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Games, apps and tech

    Nintendo Switch: a parent’s guide

    Since it burst onto the scene in 1983 with a roster of lovable characters and colourful games, Nintendo has become almost synonymous with family-friendly gaming. The company’s latest console – the Nintendo Switch – has taken the world by storm and is a hit with children and adults alike.

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