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Games, apps and tech

WhatsApp: a guide for parents and carers

A parents guide to WhatsApp

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

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Games, apps and tech

What is Minecraft?

Minecraft: what parents need to know

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Health and wellbeing

County lines – what is it and who is at risk?

Teenager standing in front of a train

School closures have left vulnerable children who would ordinarily be supported in the day at greater risk of exploitation by criminal gangs. Here’s what you need to know to support your child

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Parenting, Health and wellbeing

Surviving family life under lockdown

Family watching TV together

Family life has undergone a major upheaval over the past month or so, with households suddenly thrown together 24/7. Here are some tips to help you reduce the inevitable tension and get along smoothly with one another

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Health and wellbeing

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

Online safety transgender

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

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Relationships and sex

Negging: what parents need to know

PUAs

Negging is on the rise online as well as off. But what is it – and how can you help your child cope if it happens to them?

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Relationships and sex

Talking to your teenager about consent

Talk about consent

Advice and tips on understanding what consent means.

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Parenting, Education and the future

Should you worry about how much work your child is doing during lockdown?

Mother working while children play around her

Short answer: no. Long answer: no, but there are ways you can help motivate them…

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Parenting, Health and wellbeing

How to celebrate special occasions during lockdown

Birthday party cupcakes

It would be easy to downplay birthdays and other annual celebrations during the COVID-19 epidemic, but it’s important that children aren’t left feeling like their lives have been put on hold. Here are some tips for ensuring those special days are still marked in style

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Safety and settings

Setting filters on YouTube

YouTube

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

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Games, apps and tech, Safety and settings

Video chatting: a guide for parents and carers of primary school-age children

Children smiling while using a laptop

Younger children might not previously have had much experience with video-chatting apps, but during lockdown they may be using them for education or to speak to friends. Here’s our guide to making sure they have a safe and fun experience with them

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Games, apps and tech

How can your child deal with in-game bullying?

Dealing with in-game abuse can be extremely upsetting, distressing and draining. Liam Hacket from anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label gives advice on what your child should do if they are being subjected to in-game bullying

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