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

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

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

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

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

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Digital literacy and online resilience: a parent’s guide

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Whether they’re playing games or learning, your child will almost certainly share personal information while they’re online. Here’s how to help them reduce the risks

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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

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

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

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

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A quick guide to LGBTQ+ terms.

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

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

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. 

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

Fatherhood

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

Simon Humphreys of Computing at School explains why coding is cool

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Back to school

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Panic attacks in children: a parent’s guide from Dr Bijal Chheda-Varma, clinical psychologist at Nightingale Hospital

Ten tips for talking to teachers if your child is being bullied at school.

Stonewall explains how language and other behaviours can cause distress and longterm harm for LGBTQ+ children at school – and what parents can do to stop it

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.

Mental health stigma

Natasha Devon, former Government Mental Health Champion for Schools, offers advice on how to help your child

Good mental health

What does good mental health look like when it comes to young people? Parent Info offers insight for parents from YoungMinds

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Anxiety: how parents can help their children

How to look after your family’s mental health when you’re stuck indoors

With schools closing and many adults working from home, families are going to be cooped up – and that may present some difficulties for children and their parents. Here are our tips for keeping everyone’s spirits up as much as possible as we self-isolate.

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

Families money and finances

Practical advice for parents on low incomes to help claim the benefits you're entitled to

Terrorism and trauma helping children cope

With graphic images being shown on the front pages of newspapers and on daily news bulletins, even very young children are exposed to upsetting information. 

It can be challenging to manage family life as a parent of children with and without disabilities. Read our advice for parents

Gaming

Many parents worry their child is addicted to gaming but are they really, or just doing something they enjoy to excess? Psychiatrist Richard Graham offers his advice

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If your child's mobile phone is stolen: how to help them recover – and stop it happening again.

Around 400 children in the UK suffers a stroke every year. Here, Dr Anne Gordon on behalf of the Stroke Association, explains more.

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

Self-esteem

Self-esteem: a parent’s guide from Young Minds

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Practical advice for parents on bullying, cyberbullying, LGBTQ+ bullying and what to do if your child has been bullying someone else

Saving for children

Tips to help children learn to save and manage money in the real and online worlds.

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Advice for parents on how to talk to your children about traumatic events in the family

Cyberbullying

Alex Holmes, the Diana Award anti-bullying programme manager, was previously a victim of bullying and now runs the anti-bullying ambassadors programme. In this video, he explains what cyberbullying is, why it hurts - and what you can do about it.

Bullying Scotland

Scotland's anti-bullying service, Respect Me, offers parents advice on how to help children caught up in bullying behaviour

mindfulness in schools

Schools are turning to mindfulness as a way of helping pupils relax, concentrate, and avoid distractions. But what is it – and could it help your child?

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

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