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Keeping safe on snapchat

Snapchat: what parents need to know

Online safety for children

Tips to pass on to your children on the responsible – and safe – use of Instagram

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

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

Viral challenges continue to shape a lot of young people’s experiences online. fare harmless and just good fun, but some are more sinister and could pose risks. Here's what parents need to know

Five tips for starting a new school

A parent’s guide to Yubo, formerly called Yellow, from Thinkuknow - the education programme of The National Crime Agency’s child protection command CEOP

Snapchat

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

Teens on Tinder

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

street fight

Advice for parents on the rise of viral fight videos online

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

YouTube

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

social media

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

Tablet

Most popular social media services don’t allow anyone under 13 to join. Even so, lots of younger children manage to set up accounts. What can parents do?

Sharenting

A parent's guide to the very modern phenomenon of social media sharenting

A tattoo is permanent, much like the information we post online. CEOP gives its top tips on making sure your child's online reputation is just as good as their offline one

12 year-old boy sitting and looking inscrutable

What goes online stays online. Some advice to help you and your child understand the long-term implications of publishing all about your life.

Talk about sexting

How to have conversations about sexting and make sure your teen is staying safe. 

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CEOP offers advice to parents on how to respond if your child shares a picture online they regret

Texting

What parents need to know about sexting

iRights logo

There is deep concern about the impact the internet is having on families, especially on children and young people. iRights is a coalition calling for five basic rights that children and young people should have online. 

Group selfie

Video: how to keep your child safe when using their mobilke phone

Selfie

91% of teens have taken a selfie. Should parents be worried or are they just harmless fun?

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.

YouTube

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

Dog with iPad

Simon Humphreys of Computing at School explains why coding is cool

Minecraft: what parents need to know

Tips for parents on helping your child make the most of Minecraft

Christmas games for children

PEGI ratings and video games: a parent's guide

Tearaway Unfolded

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

How the Internet Watch Foundation is protecting children from online 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. Here’s our guide for parents

Children need boundaries to make them feel safe - and to push against. This is as important online as off. The Parent Zone's Sophie Linington offers some tips on digital boundary-setting.

Suspicious about someone your child is talking to online? Worried your child may be a victim of online secual abuse or exploitation? Read this advice from CEOP, the child protection command of the National Crime Agency to find out where and when to report

Covering eyes

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

FPA

Teens and STIs: a parent’s guide 

What do you need to know when your child is exploring their sexuality online? Marie Smith of CEOP offers parents advice

Ministry of Justice's Revenge porn campaign

Distributing so-called revenge porn is a criminal offence. How can young people be protected from it?

PUAs

Negging is on the rise online as well as off. But what is it – and how can you help your child cope if it happens to them?

Holding hands

Brook's Richard Essery answers some parents' FAQs on young people and sex

teddy bears

Sex and relationships education: a helpful rundown of what is – and what could be – taught in schools

LGBTQ+

Helping LGBTQ+ children and young people meet others safely: a parent’s guide

 

Brook and 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 CEOP's expert advice on how to support teenagers through romantic relationships. 

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

Expert advice on how to talk to young children about sex and relationships

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.

Face to face

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

Stormy weather family

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

Conversation bubbles

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

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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