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Boys on mobile phones

How to help them cope and how to prevent it from happening again.

Would your child rather eat sweets than spaghetti bolognese? Do they assiduously avoid the broccoli on their plate? Would they rather run a five-mile marathon than entertain the idea of eating a courgette? We look into picky eating and how to help your child be more adventurous with food.

victim support

Children and young people can experience significant levels of crime and victimisation. Here's how as a parent or carer you can help your child be safer.

online bullying Jedidja PD

Practical advice for parents of children who are being bullied or who are bullying someone else.

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?

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.

YouTube

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

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.

Families money and finances

Some practical advice on how those raising a family on a low income can seek assistance. 

Children outdoors

With the summer holidays just around the corner, we've gathered some of the most exciting apps we’ve found to get kids outdoors and enjoy what nature has to offer.

Sharenting

Parent Info examines the very modern phenomenon of social media ‘sharenting’.

Going online

A lot of sites and apps specify that users must be aged over 13. Why 13? Vicki Shotbolt explains and offers a guide to the age limits for various popular online activities.

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? 

Fitness apps

How to spot if your child is taking things too far.

Google screen grab - critical thinking

Advice on how to help your child learn to question what they see or hear online.

pegi descriptors

Video games ratings explained in full.

child looking at tablet

How the communications regulator tackles harmful or inappropriate material.

online safety advice for children

A selection of the most popular articles that you have looked at in our first year.

Keeping kids safe online poster

A number of schools have asked us about a Parent Info poster to put up around the school or send home to parents, telling them about the service.

Well, now we have one - and here it is! 

social media

Top tips on how to help your child make their online presence work for them.

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…

zoella, alfie deyes and louise pentland

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...

Happy Family Christmas

Advice on making sure you have a harmonious holiday with children and relatives.

christmas dinner

How to navigate the Christmas social minefield, made more complex by an increase in digital devices.

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 to 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.

Coombe Boys' School Google Exhibitions

How the in-school virtual reality experience is bringing the world to life for secondary school students up and down the country.

The word 'gay' gets bandied about all the time - 90% of students said they had used it to mean 'useless' or 'rubbish' at least once. Here, Stonewall, which runs a homophobic, biphobic and transphobic antibullying campaign, explains why this is hurtful and can inflict long-term damage. There are also tips for helping young people who have been affected by this kind of bullying; plus advice on making sure that your child doesn't become one of the bullies.

Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying can be very painful but is extremely common. More than half of LGBT young people say they have been bullied at school. Here Stonewall offer some advice on how to help your child if they're on the receiving end and some sensible and sympathetic approaches if you find out that your child is among the bullies.

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.

Online safety transgender

It can be very surprising to learn your child is trans. Naturally you will want to be supportive, but you may also have a lot of questions. Sue Chitayi, mother of a transgender son and parent volunteer at Gendered Intelligence, answers some of them in this Q&A. 

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?

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.

Time to change image

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.

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