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  • Games, apps and tech

    What does it meme?

    Are you confused about memes, or unsure what a meme even is? You’re not the only one. Don’t worry: we’re here to help.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Screen time: why you shouldn’t worry

    We hear constantly that screen time is a problem. But is screen time really that bad for you? Oxford Internet Institute Senior Research Fellow and Director of Research Professor Andrew Przybylski debunks the myths. 

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  • Health and wellbeing

    What is LSD? A guide for parents

    LSD is one of the most famous hallucinogenic drugs. Recently, there has been an increase of 175% in the number of 16-to-24-year-olds admitting to using it

  • Health and wellbeing

    What if you’re worried about your child’s mental health?

    Video: Claire Usiskin from YoungMinds talks about warning signs parents should look for and how you can respond if you're concerned about your child's mental health

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Relationships and sex

    Teens on Tinder

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

  • Parenting

    What is - and isn't - legal online?

    The digital world is so new that half the time we don't know what the rules are. In fact, there are plenty of laws governing what you can and can't do online. Here's our guide to what you should and shouldn't be doing online (legally, anyway).

  • Education and the future

    From primary to secondary: how to ease your child’s transition

    Leaving behind the familiar, safe environment of primary school and setting off for the uncharted territory of secondary school is a big adventure in a child’s life. It’s exciting - new people and new activities — but also challenging. Here are a few ways you can help smooth your child’s transition to secondary school

  • Health and wellbeing

    How setting personal goals can boost your child’s self-esteem

    ‘What do you hope to achieve?’ ‘What do you want to become good at?’ As daunting as those questions may be, studies have shown that we are much more likely to accomplish the things we want to do if we set out clear goals

  • Health and wellbeing

    Healthy friendships - how to encourage your child away from toxic body shaming

    Friends introduce children to new ideas and exciting opportunities - whether that’s something minor like a different way of dressing or a whole new way of thinking about the world. But friends can be a source of anxiety for parents, not least when it comes to influencing how your child feels about their looks.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Why your child’s friends may not always be good for them – and how to help

    It can be difficult to stand against this peer pressure. The Dove Self Esteem Project’s Uniquely Me Parent Guide has lots of ideas, which you can download for free, for how to help your child not feel bullied by other people’s ideas about how they should look.

  • Health and wellbeing

    When your child is being bullied over their appearance

    More than half of 11 to 16 year-olds have been bullied about their looks, according to a recent survey of children in England and Wales, and 40% of children are targeted at least once a week.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Are gender stereotypes holding back your child?

    Men are big and strong and women are slender and delicate, right? Well, no, in fact - these stereotypes aren’t borne out by scientific evidence.

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