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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.

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social media

Top tips on how to help your child make their online presence work for them and create a positive digital footprint

Screen time: a common sense guide for parents

Children need boundaries to make them feel safe – and to push against. Here are five tips on digital boundary-setting.

Instagram is now bigger than Twitter. What's the big attraction? And is there anything parents and carers need to know?

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But what exactly is digital resilience? And what can we do as parents to help our children develop it?

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Digital literacy and online resilience: a parent’s guide

Exam season can be a stressful time.

online safety

The really important things that every parent needs to know about online safety.

Critical thinking: a parent’s guide to fake news and helping your child question what they see or hear online

Body confidence and self-esteem for teens

Parent Info has partnered with the Dove Self-Esteem Project to offer parents advice and information to help children and young people build confidence and feel good about themselves.

Divorce and children

Divorce and separation are tough on children, but as a parent you can make the process and its effects less painful through good communication. Here are 10 tips from Gingerbread to help

Your child is probably going to come across unwanted images online. Not an easy topic for discussion. So how do you broach the subject?

NCA-CEOP’s Dr Elly Hanson offers advice on how to address the tricky issue of online porn with your child

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From Netflix to NowTV: how to keep your family safe when viewing TV and films online and on mobile devices

Digital parenting

Top tips on staying up-to-date with what your child is doing online

homework

Helping your child with their homework and revision can often be a huge benefit when it comes to exam day. Here's what you need to know to support your child's learning. 

Keeping safe on snapchat

Snapchat: how tor react if things go wrong

social media

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

Pokemon Go

Everything you need to know about Pokémon Go, including concerns for parents and safety tips

Snapchat

Everything you need to know about Snaptchat, the hugely popular picture sharing app

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PEGI unpicked: UK video games ratings explained in full

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

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

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

Stormy weather family

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

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

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.

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. 

Back to school

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

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

Fatherhood

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

starting university teens

Some practical tips for parents to pass on to their children on how best to prepare for university

Revision

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

Maryon Stewart, founder of the Angelus Foundation (now Mentor UK), offers her expert advice on how to talk to your child about legal and illegal substances that may alter their mood or behaviour

Suicide, suicidal thoughts, 13 Reasons Why

​There has been substantial media coverage of the Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why. The drama has been accused of inaccurately portraying, or even glamourising, suicide. Dr Alys Cole-King Clinical Director, of the Social Enterprise Connecting with People, and Dr Stan Kutcher, Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health, offer advice to parents on talking to their children about the programme and its difficult subject matter

Alcohol

Our checklist of top tips for guarding your child against trouble with drink...

Reaching out

Alex Holmes, anti-bullying programme manager for the Diana Award, outlines some useful things to do if your child is being bullied online or off

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

Body image and self-esteem

How learning to speak ‘teenage’ could help communication and build confidence in your child

Family

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.

Parent Info has partnered with the Dove Self-Esteem Project to offer parents advice and information to help children and young people build confidence and feel good about themselves.

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

Dove self-esteem project body confidence resources for teens

How parents can develop their listening skills to help their child open up about self-esteem issues

Boost body image for children and young people

Lorraine Kelly explains why body image workshops in school can help boost self-esteem

Advice for parents on helping your child deal with pressures to look a certain way and body shaming with help from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

A parent's guide to picky eating: how to help your child be more adventurous with food

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Advice for parents on helping your child cope with peer pressure from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

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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Three children in every classroom has a diagnosable mental health issue. Read our advice form Place2Be to help your child if they are one of them

body confidence

Social media, body confidence and self-esteem: a parent's guide

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