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  • Parenting
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    Addicted to social media – or just teens being teens?

    People often talk about children being addicted to social media. But are they really? Parent Info offers advice on helping your child use social media safely

  • Health and wellbeing

    Self-harm: facts for parents

    What do you do when you discover your child is self-harming? Consultant psychiatrist Dr Andrew Hill-Smith offers advice on how you can help your child

  • 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

  • Parenting

    Online teen speak

    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. 

  • Health and wellbeing

    Talking to your child about suicidal thoughts

    ​There has been substantial media coverage of the Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why. The drama has been accused of inaccurately portraying, or even glamourising, suicide. Dr Alys Cole-King Clinical Director, of the Social Enterprise Connecting with People, and Dr Stan Kutcher, Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health, offer advice to parents on talking to their children about the programme and its difficult subject matter

  • Safety and settings

    What parents need to know about 'sextortion’

    Here NCA-CEOP explains how some offenders may demand money using indecent images as online blackmail, how you can talk to your child about the risks, and where to go for further information and support.

  • Relationships and sex

    Teens on Tinder

    Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps out there. Here's what parents need to know

  • Relationships and sex

    Revenge porn: a parent's guide

    Distributing so-called revenge porn is a criminal offence. How can young people be protected from it?

  • 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

  • Health and wellbeing

    Getting young people involved in volunteering

    The internet can help and encourage young people to help others. Here's how your child can get involved in voiunteering

  • Safety and settings

    Pokémon Go: a parent's guide

    Everything you need to know about Pokémon Go, including concerns for parents and safety tips

  • Health and wellbeing

    Children, alcohol and the law: a parent’s guide

    What’s the law on children and drinking alcohol? Read our quick guide to find out

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