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Divorce advice for kids after Brangelina split

Online tools to help with organisation and communication if you are separated from your children's other parent.

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Advice on how to be an effective parent or step parent within a blended family.

Father and son

Advice on how to talk to your children about traumatic events.

child painting

What's the best solution for you and your family and what should you ask a potential carer?

christmas dinner

How to navigate the Christmas social minefield, made more complex by an increase in digital devices.

Divorce and children

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.

YouTube

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

Online safety for children

Instagram is now bigger than Twitter. What's the big attraction? And is there anything you need to know?

Online safety for children

Some tips on responsible – and safe – use of Instagram.

Pokemon Go

Everything you need to know about the popular smartphone game, including parental concerns and safety tips.

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

social media

If you want to set parental controls on apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, here's how to do it.

Snapchat

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

Keeping safe on snapchat

What do you need to know about Snapchat?

Keeping safe on snapchat

How to be a bit more careful, and a bit better informed, when using Snapchat.

Keeping safe on snapchat

Does the fact that photos disappear from Snapchat make it completely safe to use? If things do go wrong, what can you do?

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.

Sharenting

Parent Info examines the very modern phenomenon of social media ‘sharenting’.

connected toys

Advice on the security risks of smart toys that talk to the internet.

Safer Internet Day 2017

All you need to know about the global initiative that encourages safe internet use.

A parents guide to WhatsApp

Teenagers love WhatsApp – as do a lot of parents. Here's what you need to know about it...

online safety

There’s a lot of advice out there but here's what every parent needs to know about online safety.

Google screen grab - critical thinking

Advice on how to help your child learn to question what they see or hear online.

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Video games ratings explained in full.

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How the communications regulator tackles harmful or inappropriate material.

online safety advice for children

A selection of the most popular articles that you have looked at in our first year.

social media

Top tips on how to help your child make their online presence work for them.

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. 

Worried girl

It's estimated that around 290,000 children in the UK suffer from this debilitating condition. Here are some tips to help you help them.

Boys on mobile phones

How to help them cope and how to prevent it from happening again.

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.

Body confidence and self-esteem for teens

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.

Body confidence and self-esteem for teens

Parent Info has partnered with the Dove Self-Esteem Project to you build your child's body confidence and self-esteem.

Body image and self-esteem

How the relationship between daughers and their fathers can affect their body image.

Body image and self-esteem

How learning to speak ‘teenage’ could help communication and build confident in your child.

Body image sad

How bullying outside the home can lead ot self-esteem issues for teens.

body confidence

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.

Family banter bullying

When does family banter about teenagers' bodies turn to bullying?

Dove self-esteem project body confidence resources for teens

How parents can develop their listening skills to help their child open up about self-esteem issues.

boys and body image

Recent research shows that boys today also feel under pressure to look a certain way. How can parents support their son if they are affected?

Teens and body image

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?

Back to school

Starting at a new school is one of the most daunting experiences we all face at a young age. Here are our top five tips to help your child tackle their first week with ease and confidence.

Mental health stigma

Natasha Devon, the government’s Mental Health Champion for Schools, offers advice on how to help your child.

Child gaming online

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.

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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. 

YouTube

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

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.

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