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  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • Health and wellbeing

    Unwinding online: the rise of ASMR

    We talk about ‘detoxing’ and ‘taking a break’ when we want to escape the stress digital tech can bring. But the internet itself also offers new ways of unwinding. One of the most peculiar – and popular with young people – is ASMR.

  • 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

  • Parenting

    What is - and isn't - legal online?

    The digital world is so new that half the time we don't know what the rules are. In fact, there are plenty of laws governing what you can and can't do online. Here's our guide to what you should and shouldn't be doing online (legally, anyway).

  • 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

    LGBTQ+ glossary for parents

    A quick guide to LGBTQ+ terms.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Self-injury and children with intellectual disabilities: what parents should know

    Seeing your child scratching, biting, hitting or banging their head can be incredibly distressing - but it's a not uncommon experience for parents of children with intellectual disabilities. Cerebra explain self-injury and what parents can do.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Safety and settings

    Snapchat: what to do if you’re worried

    Snapchat: how tor react if things go wrong

  • Health and wellbeing

    LGBTQ+: 5 things you can do if your child comes out

    Concrete steps you can take to learn more about your LGBTQ+ child and their identity.

  • 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

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