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Health and wellbeing

Childhood obesity: a new epidemic?

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

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Relationships and sex

CEOP's video: talking about pornography

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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

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Health and wellbeing

Can reality TV be a good thing?

You may have heard of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Made in Chelsea and Love Island. These are all popular reality television programmes, especially among younger viewers.

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Health and wellbeing

Building self-esteem

Body confidence and self-esteem for teens

Get your free parent guide to boost your child's body confidence from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

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Safety and settings

Sexting: CEOP says don't panic, but do respond

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

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Health and wellbeing

Talking to your child about an eating disorder

The number of young people treated in hospital for eating disorders is rising. Here are some tips for talking to your child on the subject

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Safety and settings

What are parental controls and how can they help children stay safe online?

Filters and parental controls won't keep your children safe online, but they are a useful first line of defence. Here's what parents need to know

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Education and the future

Here come the Stemettes: a Q&A with founder Anne-Marie Imafidon

Stemettes’ founder Anne-Marie Imafidon on why it matters to get girls into STEM.  

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Relationships and sex

When to talk to your child about puberty (or will school take care of it)?

Sex and relationships education (SRE): a parent's guide for primary school age children

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Health and wellbeing

How exercise can help raise your child’s self-esteem

With the school holidays fast approaching, we look at some ways that you can support your child to make the most of exercise and use it to help raise their self-esteem

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Games apps and tech

When should technology be used during exam season?

Exam season can be a stressful time.

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Safety and settings

Who are abusers and why aren't we better at spotting them?

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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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