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Games, apps and tech

Choosing the right video games for your children

Tearaway Unfolded

Where to go for information on the video games your children will ask for.

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Health and wellbeing

Pro-ana and pro-mia: the dangers of pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia sites for young people

A parent’s guide to pro-ana and pro-mia websites. What effect could they have on your child if they have an eating disorder?

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Safety and settings

Keeping adopted children safe from online risk

Adopted children are more vulnerable to risks online, such as contact from birth families. What can parents do to help keep them safe? Read our advice from NCA-CEOP

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Health and wellbeing

Self-harm: what parents should know

self-harm

Why do young people self harm and what can you do to help them?

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Safety and settings

Staying safe on Minecraft

Tips for parents on helping your child make the most of Minecraft

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Health and wellbeing

Fitness apps: a cause for concern?

Fitness apps: a parent's guide

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Education and the future

Five tips for starting a new school

Back to school

Five tips to help your child tackle their first week at a new school with ease and confidence.

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Parenting

Fake news: a parent's guide

What is fake news and how can you help  your child spot it? Nicky Cox, editor in chief of First News, offers advice for parents

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Games, apps and tech

Online risk: myths and facts

Separating online risk from things that could actually cause children harm: a parent’s guide

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Relationships and sex

When parents split up - managing contact

Splitting

When parents split up, they have to agree the contact arrangements for children. The Coram Children's Legal Centre outlines acceptable practice for contact, what to do when things go wrong, and some tips for making contact work for everyone.

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Relationships and sex

When parents split up - FAQs on residency

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Residency is the legal term for where children live when their parents have split up. The Coram Children's Legal Centre answers some FAQs about living arrangements, formal and informal.

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Relationships and sex

Q&A about sex and teens with Brook

Holding hands

Brook's Richard Essery answers some parents' FAQs on young people and sex

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