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    Knife crime and if your child is in a gang: advice for parents

    Worried about the surge in knife crime in England and Wales? Think your child may be involved in a gang? Read our advice for parents from the Home Office

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    How to help your child if they are being bullied for being LGBTQ+

    Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying is sadly very common in schools. Read Stonewall’s advice on how to help your child if they're on the receiving end and what to do if your child is among the bullies

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    Laughing gas: not funny

    Laughing gas: a parent’s guide

  • Health and wellbeing

    Support for children who have experienced crime

    Children and young people can experience significant levels of crime and victimisation. Here's how as a parent or carer you can help your child be safer.

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    Understanding anorexia nervosa

    Anorexia is a serious disease that can affect children and young people and sufferers are often secretive about their suffering. We explain how to spot the symptoms and what to do if you're concerned about your child

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    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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    Boys and self-harm: facts and tips

    The number of boys self-harming is rising. Here’s what parents need to know

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    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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    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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    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

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    Three tips for starting a difficult conversation with your child

    Sex, drugs, internet porn - no, no, no, you don't want to talk to your child about that! How embarrassing. Especially as you know hardly anything about any of it. But it's one of those jobs (like changing nappies) that parents are put on earth to do. Here are our tips for making it less of an ordeal.

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    Pro-ana and pro-mia: the dangers of pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia sites for young people

    A parent’s guide to pro-ana and pro-mia websites. What effect could they have on your child if they have an eating disorder?

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