How to spot the signs that your child could be vulnerable and what to do to protect them.
All too often at the moment, we are hearing stories of young people leaving Britain to fight in Syria. They have come to the conclusion that they would be better off in a war zone than in the UK. What goes wrong? What are they looking for? And what do parents need to understand to stop this?
How to be a bit more careful, and a bit better informed, when using Snapchat.
Does the fact that photos disappear from Snapchat make it completely safe to use? If things do go wrong, what can you do?
Instagram is now bigger than Twitter. What's the big attraction? And is there anything you need to know?
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.
Parent Info examines the very modern phenomenon of social media ‘sharenting’.
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.
A helpful rundown of what is – and what could be – taught in schools.
The digital world is so new that half the time we don't know what the rules are. In fact, there are plenty of laws governing what you can and can't do online. Here's our guide to what you should and shouldn't be doing online (legally, anyway).
All you need to know about the global initiative that encourages safe internet use.
How parents can teach their children to look after their personal information online.
There’s a lot of advice out there but here's what every parent needs to know about online safety.
Teenagers love WhatsApp – as do a lot of parents. Here's what you need to know about it...
Advice on how to help your child learn to question what they see or hear online.
Parenting in the Digital Age
How the communications regulator tackles harmful or inappropriate material.
A selection of the most popular articles that you have looked at in our first year.
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!
Top tips on how to help your child make their online presence work for them.
Expert advice on how to cope with this common form of cyberbullying.
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.
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.
Why are so many children dissatisfied with their appearance? What effect does this have on their school work and their confidence? What can you do to help?
Not long ago, a lot of young people left school at 16. Now everyone has to stay in education or training until they're 18. But there are still plenty of options. We look at the alternatives, with help from Your Daughter's Future, a guide from the Government Equalities Office.
What's the best solution for you and your family and what should you ask a potential carer?
Advice on making sure you have a harmonious holiday with children and relatives.
Online tools to help with organisation and communication if you are separated from your children's other parent.
How to navigate the Christmas social minefield, made more complex by an increase in digital devices.
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.
Concrete steps you can take to learn more about your LGBTQ child and their identity.
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.
How to help them cope and how to prevent it from happening again.
Expert advice on how to help you and your child through this difficult and emotional time.
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.
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.
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.
Practical advice for parents of children who are being bullied or who are bullying someone else.
If you think your child has low self-esteem, there are many ways you can help.
YouTube's SafetyMode allows parents to restrict the content their children see. Here's our quick'n'dirty guide to setting it up.
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.
Some practical advice on how those raising a family on a low income can seek assistance.
Natasha Devon, the government’s Mental Health Champion for Schools, offers advice on how to help your child.