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Games, apps and tech, Health and wellbeing

10 ways to use the internet positively

teenager on a laptop

There is often negativity surrounding how young people use the internet and whether they know enough about the risks. Here’s our guide for talking to your child about how they can get the most out of their time online

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Games, apps and tech

What is Minecraft?

Minecraft: what parents need to know

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Health and wellbeing

Ten tips for talking to your child’s school about bullying

Ten tips for talking to teachers if your child is being bullied at school.

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Safety and settings

Secret Conversations on Facebook: a parent’s guide

Facebook Secret Conversations allows your child to send and receive private messages and images you won’t be able to see, even if you have the log in details to their account. Here’s what parents need to know

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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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Health and wellbeing

Young people and suicide: if your child tries to take their life

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Ged Flynn of Papyrus, the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide, outlines what parents need to know if their child tries to take their life

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Safety and settings

What are parental controls and how can they help children stay safe online?

Filters and parental controls won't keep your children safe online, but they are a useful first line of defence. Here's what parents need to know

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Health and wellbeing

Talking to your child about an eating disorder

The number of young people treated in hospital for eating disorders is rising. Here are some tips for talking to your child about the subject

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Games, apps and tech

The 6 apps and services that every parent should know about

App icons

A guide for parents to some of the most popular apps children use online

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Parenting

Online teen speak

Teens

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. 

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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.

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Parenting

Learning disabilities, autism and internet safety: a guide for parents

Internet brain

Help for parents on dealing with issues raised by the internet for children and young people with autism and learning difficulties

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