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  • 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.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Reality TV - not real and quite depressing

     A YouGov survey for the Foundation found that almost one in four 18-24-year-olds say reality television shows make them ashamed of their own appearance. In more than a third of viewers, this led to feelings of anxiety and depression.

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    Talking to your child about fake images

    It’s easy for young people to overlook the many ways in which online images may be fake - so it’s important to talk to them about why people filter their lives in this way, and what effect it’s likely to have.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Immunisation: the facts

    Professor Helen Bedford from University College London gives advice for parents on vaccinations and looks into the spread of misinformation about vaccines on social media.

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