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  • Relationships and sex

    Why you should talk openly with children about sex and relationships

    It’s hard to keep pace with our children’s digital lives. But there is something you can do that will help safeguard your children. Something that will support their mental health and, in the process, strengthen your connection to them. You can involve yourself in your children’s sex education. You can start the conversation.

  • Games, apps and tech

    Skin gambling: what parents should know

    When you hear the word ‘gambling’ the first image that comes into your head is probably a lottery coupon or a Las Vegas roulette wheel, not a child betting in their favourite online game. But a report by the Gambling Commission found that almost 40 per cent of 11 to 16-year-olds had spent their own money on gambling.

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  • Education and the future

    A parent's guide to gender stereotypes

    Gender stereotypes could affect girls and boys' job prospects in the future. Here's how parents can help

  • Safety and settings

    Setting filters on Google

    Google is often the first port of call for homework and curiosity of all kinds. Here's how to guard against adult content appearing in your children's Google searches.

  • Health and wellbeing

    E-cigarettes and vaping: a parent’s guide

    Expert advice on what you can do if you suspect your child may be using ecigarettes.

  • Parenting

    Money matters for parents of disabled children

    Parents and carers of children with disabilities often face heavy costs. In this Q&A, Cerebra addresses some of the most frequently asked questions about benefits.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Laughing gas: not funny

    Laughing gas: a parent’s guide

  • Relationships and sex

    Why you should talk openly with children about sex and relationships

    It’s hard to keep pace with our children’s digital lives. But there is something you can do that will help safeguard your children. Something that will support their mental health and, in the process, strengthen your connection to them. You can involve yourself in your children’s sex education. You can start the conversation.

  • Games, apps and tech

    Snapchat: a parent's guide

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

  • Games, apps and tech

    What is Minecraft?

    Minecraft: what parents need to know

  • Relationships and sex

    LGBTQ+ glossary for parents

    A quick guide to LGBTQ+ terms.

    Your child has come out. That’s great: it means that they feel confident about themselves and they are trusting you to be supportive.

    But what do you actually say?

  • Relationships and sex

    When teens share nudes

    ‘Nudes’ is the term most young people use to describe self-taken naked or semi-naked photographs or videos which are often shared online. Parent Info looks into this type of image sharing.

  • Relationships and sex

    If your teen is sexually active

    Finding out your teen is already having sex can be a shock. Find out how best to handle the situation and support them

  • Parenting

    The 5 digital parenting rules that REALLY matter

    The really important things that every parent needs to know about online safety.

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