Advice

Parent Info provides support and advice to parents, with contributions from the leading experts and organisations in matters related to young people and families in a digital world.

Advice filters1

Displaying 51 - 100 of 147 articles

Disabled young people have the same needs for sex education, healthcare and opportunities to socialise and discover their sexuality as their non-disabled peers. Read our advice for parents on how best to help them deal with puberty

Internet brain

Help for parents on dealing with issues raised by the internet for children and young people with autism and learning difficulties

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

pegi descriptors

PEGI unpicked: UK video games ratings explained in full

Ways the internet can be good for children and internet safety

We hear a lot about the negative effects on children of using the internet but it can also be a positive thing. Here’s our guide for parents

Many parents worry that their child could be groomed online. Here’s what you need to know to help protect them

How the Internet Watch Foundation is protecting children from online sexual abuse

Child-friendly terms and conditions on social media; a parent’s guide 

Tips for parents on helping your child make the most of Minecraft

Filtering

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.

shadow of a human with their head in their hands on a green background

What to do if your child has come across something upsetting or illegal online

underwear rule nspcc

The NSPCC explains how a simple conversation will help to keep your child safe from sexual abuse on and offline

Separating online risk from things that could actually cause children harm: a parent’s guide

YouTube

YouTube's SafetyMode allows parents to restrict the content their children see. Here's our quick guide to setting it up

cybercrime

Cybercrime: a parent's guide to keeping your kids safe

Adopted children are more vulnerable to risks online, such as contact from birth families. What can parents do to help keep them safe? Read our advice from NCA-CEOP

Keeping safe on snapchat

Snapchat: how tor react if things go wrong

Boys on a beach with wild waves

Tips for parents on protecting your child from abuse, by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation

Monitoring apps: the pros and cons of apps that let you to virtually follow your child

troubled-looking girl

Advice from Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation on the signs of sexual exploitation and the steps parents can take to keep their children safe from online grooming

Suspicious about someone your child is talking to online? Worried your child may be a victim of online sexual abuse or exploitation? Read this advice from NCA-CEOP, the child protection command of the National Crime Agency to find out where and when to report

social media

Here's how to set parental controls on apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Facebook Secret Conversations allows your child to send and receive private messages and images you won’t be able to see, even if you have the log in details to their account. Here’s what parents need to know

Keeping safe on snapchat

How to be a bit more careful, and a bit better informed, when using Snapchat: a parent’s guide

Broken black crayon, stick man drawing

What parents need to know: the facts about the people who abuse children from The Lucy Faithfull Foundation

children in care

Looked after children can be more vulnerable to approaches online from strangers. Here, NCA-CEOP offers some tips to carers on how to protect them – and how they can learn to protect themselves

Image changed through glasses to sunset and coloured sky

Digital literacy and online resilience: a parent’s guide

Tablet

Most popular social media services don’t allow anyone under 13 to join. Even so, lots of younger children manage to set up accounts. What can parents do?

All you need to know about the global initiative that encourages safe internet use.

The National Crime Agency’s CEOP command has created an interactive game that can help you start conversations with your child about making safer choices online.

LGBTQ+ flag

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?

Sex and relationships education (SRE): a parent's guide for primary school age children

Relationships

How can your child spot relationships that are going to hurt them? Read our parent guide to abusive relationships and what to do about them

Stormy weather family

NCA-CEOP's tips for starting a difficult conversation with your teenager – and where to take it after that

Family silhouette

Advice on how to be an effective parent or step parent within a blended family

SCHOOLS! Here's how to get Parent Info's expert information and advice on your own website for free.

A parent's guide to managing your child’s homework effectively

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

Teaching children about money in the digital age: a parent’s guide

Simon Humphreys of Computing at School explains why coding is cool

Fatherhood

Jeremy Davies of The Fatherhood Institute offers his top tips for what dads can do particularly well. 

Revision

Helping your child cope with exam stress: top tips for parents

Back to school

Five tips to help your child tackle their first week at a new school with ease and confidence.

Stemettes’ founder Anne-Marie Imafidon on why it matters to get girls into STEM.  

It's the end of the summer term, with mixed emotions for some children who are moving on. But there are also practical things to consider. Here are our tips for being super-organised for the move to secondary school in September. 

tech careers

Expert advice from Stemettes on the huge choice of jobs your child could go into if they study STEM subjects at school

Learning to read is vital for most of what comes afterwards in school (and the rest of your life!) but it can sometimes feel like a chore. Neurologist Dr Judy Willis offers her top tips for making the process as smooth and pleasurable as possible while below, we look at some online resources you can download for your child at home

The big move up to secondary school can be a bit scary. Here are our tips on how to support your child through some common teething problems.

How to help your child manage money in a digital world

Playing cards

Is gambling an addiction like drugs? And is your child at risk of becoming a problem gambler? Read our tips for parents

Pages