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Parenting

Addicted to social media – or just teens being teens?

Social media

People often talk about children being addicted to social media. But are they really? Parent Info offers advice on helping your child use social media safely

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Health and wellbeing

Mental health and young people: tackling stigma together

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1 in 10 children will experience a mental health problem. Here's how to help them

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Relationships and sex

If your teen is sexually active

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

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Relationships and sex

Teen sex and contraception: what’s legal?

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

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Relationships and sex

Talking about sex and relationships

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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

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Health and wellbeing

Body dysmorphic disorder: when a negative body image becomes a mental health condition

BDD

A parent's guide to body dysmorphic disorder

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Safety and settings

Preventing abuse: how to minimise the risks

Boys on a beach with wild waves

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

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Parenting

Phone safety and selfies: a parent's guide VIDEO

Group selfie

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

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Safety and settings

PEGI games ratings explained

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PEGI unpicked: UK video games ratings explained in full

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Education and the future

Helping your child make choices for their future post-16

Today in the UK, everyone has to stay in education or training until they're 18. Here's what parents need to know about the options available for your child 

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Health and wellbeing

Self-harm: what parents should know

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Why do young people self harm and what can you do to help them?

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Games apps and tech, Safety and settings

Yubo (formerly Yellow): 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

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