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    Teens on Tinder

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

  • Relationships and sex

    Helping your kids recognise unhealthy relationships – on and offline

    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

  • Relationships and sex

    LGBTQ+ glossary for parents

    A quick guide to LGBTQ+ terms.

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    Online dating and teens

    Advice for parents from NCA-CEOP about online dating sites for teens. Should you be worried?

  • Games, apps and tech
    Safety and settings
    Relationships and sex

    Video chatting: a guide for parents and carers of secondary school-age children

    With school closed for most students, young people will almost certainly be using a video-chatting service to stay in touch with friends. Here’s how to help them get the most from it

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    Supporting teenagers through relationships

    Brook and NCA-CEOP's Digital Romance research project spoke to over 2,000 young people about their relationships and the use of technology in their love lives. Here is NCA-CEOP's expert advice on how to support teenagers through romantic relationships. 

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    Is internet porn affecting children's happiness?

    NCA-CEOP's Dr Elly Hanson explains what we know from the evidence about the effect of porn on children and young people

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    Why you should talk openly with children about sex and relationships

    It’s hard to keep pace with our children’s digital lives. But there is something you can do that will help safeguard your children. Something that will support their mental health and, in the process, strengthen your connection to them. You can involve yourself in your children’s sex education. You can start the conversation.

  • Relationships and sex

    Talking about sex and relationships

    Justin Hancock, author of Talking To Teens About Sex, explains how to avoid being embarrassed talking about the birds and the bees with your child

  • Games, apps and tech
    Relationships and sex

    Online friendships: a parents' guide

    The National Crime Agency’s CEOP command suggests practical steps you can take to help your child experience good online friendships

  • Relationships and sex

    If your teen is sexually active

    Finding out your teen is already having sex can be a shock. Find out how best to handle the situation and support them

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    Sex: preparing to talk to your child

    Use these online advice services to help you prepare before talking to your child about sex, contraception and online safety

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