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  • Health and wellbeing

    How diet affects self-esteem

    Airbrushed, edited online images can give young people an unrealistic idea of how they ought to look. As a result, teenagers may diet in an effort to look more like the pictures of celebs and influencers that they see online.

  • Relationships and sex

    Online dating and teens

    Advice for parents from NCA-CEOP about online dating sites for teens. Should you be worried?

  • Parenting

    What is a digital tattoo?

    A tattoo is permanent, much like the information we post online. NCA-CEOP gives its top tips on making sure your child's online reputation is just as good as their offline one

  • 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

  • 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
    Safety and settings

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

    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

  • Games, apps and tech

    TikTok: what parents need to know

    Despite only launching in 2018, TikTok has enjoyed a dramatic rise to become one of the most popular social media apps on the planet. Here’s everything parents and carers need to know about it.

  • Relationships and sex

    LGBTQ+ glossary for parents

    A quick guide to LGBTQ+ terms.

  • 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

  • Games, apps and tech

    Snapchat: a parent's guide

    Everything you need to know about Snaptchat, the hugely popular picture sharing app

  • 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

  • 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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