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Parent's guide Pokemon

Everything you need to know about the popular smartphone game, including parental concerns and safety tips.

social media

If you want to set parental controls on apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, here's how to do it.

YouNow is a live video and chat app that's popular with young people. What should you know about it? 

Musical.ly is an app for creating and sharing lip sync videos among friends. What do parents and carers need to know about it? 

Teens on Tinder

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

YouTube

Kids can't get enough of the video sharing site. Read CEOP's comprehensive guide to everything parents need to know about it.

Kik messenger

What adults need to know about the app their children love using.

Boy on tablet

How to keep your family safe when viewing video on demand and films online and on mobile devices.

Internet troll

Sadly, once your child explores the online world, they may find a troll waiting for them. Here's how to help them cope.

Family digital

Parents sometimes end up paying unexpectedly large phone bills and don’t know why. PhonepayPlus, the premium rate services regulator, explains what to look out for when giving your child a mobile device…

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Know your Zoellas from your PewDiePies: a parent's guide to vlogging.

viral internet trends

The growth of social media has brought with it some strange modern phenomena. One of the more recent ones is the viral online challenge...

Filters and parental controls may not be the complete answer to keeping children safe online, but they are undoubtedly the first line of defence. It's now possible to set filters on your broadband, your devices and your applications. Here, from Internet Matters, is what you need to know.

Laughing gas

Laughing gas, also known as ‘Noz’, has become increasingly popular among young people in the UK. So what is it - and what does it do to people who take it?

A recent survey shows that ecstasy and LSD use among 16-24-year-olds has increased by 84% and 175% respectively in the past year. Overall drug use has remained constant – so why are these two gaining popularity with young people?

Legal highs can be every bit as dangerous and addictive as illegal drugs, and they're they're easier to get hold of. Make sure you and your child are clued up about the risks. 

The government has announced that it is to ban legal highs, currently available in 'head shops' up and down the country as well as online. Legal highs are new chemical compounds, untested and mysterious - so why have they become so popular and what effect will the ban have?

underwear rule nspcc

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

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...

youth volunteering children

The internet can help and encourage young people to help others. Here's how.

BDD

Body dysmorphic disorder and helping to your child to build a healthy body image.

Jedidja

National children’s charity, Kidscape, offers parents tips on how to help their children sif they are being bullied.

Kidscape bullying

Top tips for children and young people from Kidscape.

helping hand

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

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 increasingly turning to mindfulness as a way of helping pupils relax, concentrate, and avoid distractions. But what is it - and will it help?

anxiety

It's estimated that around 290,000 children in the UK suffer from this debilitating condition. Here are some tips to help you help them.

healthy eating

Helping your child eat well and learn about healthy food is a crucial part of parenting, but sometimes it’s tricky to figure out what (and how much) they should eat. Consultant dietitian Lucy Jones offers her top tips.

New research from the University of Glasgow shows that eating in front of a screen could be bad news for your child's health. 

sleep hygeine

Most UK teens are chronically sleep deprived, leading to poor decision-making, difficulty concentrating and moodiness. Dr Pooky Knightsmith offers parents some help.

It can be challenging to manage family life as a parent of children with and without disabilities. Alison Thomas, campaigner for the rights of disabled children and their families, gives her personal advice. 

Family digital

Here are our five top tips on enjoying tech together as a family.

children in care

Looked after children can be more vulnerable to approaches online from strangers. CEOP offers tips on how to protect them.

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1 in 10 children will experience a mental health problem - around three children in every classroom in the UK. A new campaign says it's time to do something to help them.

How to spot the signs and what you can do to help if your child is a sufferer.

Tearaway Unfolded

Where to go for information on the video games your children will ask for this Christmas.

Your son or daughter hasn't only been having sex - now they or their partner is pregnant. Bekki Burbidge of the FPA looks at your options.

Brook

Laura Hurley of Brook offers some ideas for tackling the topic of abortion with your child - and explains why she thinks you should.

Revision

Exams can be a source of stress for many young people. Here, senior consultant psychiatrist Dr Ramya Mohan offers her tips for helping your child cope. 

Is sex and relationships education compulsory in schools? What is your child going to be told about puberty? When should you start raising the subject? And how?

Alcohol and teens

Children are much more aware of alcohol than you think - have a look at our tips on how to handle the issue with your teen.

Alcohol

Drinkaware suggest following the Chief Medical Officer’s advice on underage drinking. 

In England, the guidelines are:

Alcohol

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

Teaching children about financial responsibility has never been easy, but as new technologies make cash less common it's even more daunting. Here are our top tips for talking to your children about spending in the digital age.  

Money

Parents and carers of children with disabilities often face heavy costs. In this Q&A, Cerebra addresses some of the most frequently asked questions about benefits.

Recent figures suggest that it's wrong to think self-harm is just a girls' problem. Boys are being admitted to hospital for this too - but because it looks different, it sometimes isn't recognised. It's not only harder to spot self-harm among girls, but also harder to get treatment. Here's what you need to know about boys and self-harm.

Face to face

It's hard to start conversations about sex and relationships. Some advice from Brook on things to think about before you launch into that difficult conversation about sex, contraception and safety.

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. 

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130 million women worldwide are living with the impact of female genital cutting, also known as female genital mutilation or circumcision. What does it involve and what should you do if you know of someone who may be at risk?

 

 

Meeting and chatting to others online is a normal part of life for most teenagers, but using online dating services could put them at risk. Here, CEOP tells parents what they should know.

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