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VIDEO: It can be a hideously embarrassing subject to talk to your child about porn. Professor Tanya Byron, Dr Linda Papadopolous and other experts offer tips for opening non-awkward discussions

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

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

Rainbow steps

Advice and support for parents who think their child is lesbian, gay, bi or trans

HIV diagnoses among men who have sex with other men aged 15-to-24 have doubled in recent years. Here's what one gay man wishes he'd known as a teenager 

A quick guide to LGBTQ+ terms. By Rachel Rosen

Your child has come out. That’s great: it means that they feel confident about themselves and they are trusting you to be supportive.

But what do you actually say?

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Concrete steps you can take to learn more about your LGBTQ+ child and their identity.

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Sue Chitayi, mother of a transgender son and parent volunteer at Gendered Intelligence, answers some parents' common questions

Teen relationship abuse

How to spot the signs of an abusive teenage relationship and what to do if you think your teenager may be involved in one

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

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What are the warning signs that someone could be abusing your child? Donald Findlater of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation explains

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

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What parents need to know: the facts about the people who abuse children from The Lucy Faithfull Foundation

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

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In this video, Jonathan Baggaley explains how CEOP can help parents who are worried about online abuse.

CEOP's Dr Helen Whittle outlines what could be putting your child at risk online – and what you can do to help protect them

CEOP's Dr Elly Hanson offers advice to parents on coping in the aftermath of your child being abused

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Advice from Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation on the signs of sexual exploitation and the steps parents can take to keep their children safe from unhealthy relationships and grooming

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Grooming: The Lucy Faithfull Foundation offers advice to parents on how to spot the signs

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CEOP explains how the abusers operate and what you can do to protect the children in your care.

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Essential tips for parents if you're concerned your child may have been groomed online by a paedophile

Talk about consent

Advice and tips on understanding what consent means.

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Consent and teens: how to help your child understand that no means no

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

Get clued up on what's legal when it comes to contraception and sex for your teen.

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Laura Hurley of Brook offers some ideas for tackling the topic of abortion with your child

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

Obesity: a guide for parents. What is it, and what can you do if your child is overweight?

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

Self-hamr: expert advice on how to help you and your child through this difficult and emotional time

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Self-esteem: a parent’s guide from Young Minds

Terrorism and trauma helping children cope

With graphic images being shown on the front pages of newspapers and on daily news bulletins, even very young children are exposed to upsetting information. 

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If your child's mobile phone is stolen: how to help them recover – and stop it happening again.

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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.

Advice for parents from Epilepsy Action on how the digital world can offer young people living with epilepsy the support they need

Around 400 children in the UK suffers a stroke every year. Here, Dr Anne Gordon on behalf of the Stroke Association, explains more

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate your child's unique qualities with the Dove Self-Esteem Project

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Peer pressure: how parents can help their children cope

Are images of women in the media that focus entirely on physical appearance affecting girls’ future?

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Schools are turning to mindfulness as a way of helping pupils relax, concentrate, and avoid distractions. But what is it – and could it help your child?

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.

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Many teens are chronically sleep-deprived. Dr Pooky Knightsmith offers advice on how parents can help their child get a good night's sleep

Is eating in front of a screen bad news for your child's health? Research shows it might be. Here’s what you can do

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Expert advice on what you can do if you suspect your child may be using ecigarettes.

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Anxiety: how parents can help their children

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There's lots of advice online about healthy eating for children, but what do parents really need to know? Consultant dietitian Lucy Jones offers her top tips

Binge eating disorder: a parent's guide

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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

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Advice for parents from Young Minds on helping your child if they’re depressed

Good mental health

What does good mental health look like when it comes to young people? Parent Info offers insight for parents from YoungMinds

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