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A parent’s guide to the dark web: why your child may be using it and what you need to know

LGBTQ+

Helping LGBTQ+ children and young people meet others safely: a parent’s guide

 

Cybercrime: the NCA's National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) looks at how you can encourage your child to use their digital skills in a positive, rather than negative, way

Teens on Tinder

Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps out there. Here's what parents need to know

What is  online shaming and what can you do to protect your child from it?

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

CEOP's Dr Elly Hanson explains what we know from the evidence about the effect of porn on children and young people

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Digital literacy and online resilience: a parent’s guide

Internet brain

Help for parents on dealing with issues raised by the internet for children and young people with autism and learning difficulties

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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. 

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Is gambling an addiction like drugs? And is your child at risk of becoming a problem gambler? Read our tips for parents

Off-limits online

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).

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

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

YouTube

YouTube's SafetyMode allows parents to restrict the content their children see. Here's our quick 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.

Bullying

Alex Holmes, deputy CEO of the Diana Award, offers advice on how to recognise bullying and what to do if your child is affected

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

Online safety for children

Tips to pass on to your children on the responsible – and safe – use of Instagram

Cyberbullying

Alex Holmes, the Diana Award anti-bullying programme manager, was previously a victim of bullying and now runs the anti-bullying ambassadors programme. In this video, he explains what cyberbullying is, why it hurts - and what you can do about it.

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What to do if your child has come across something upsetting or illegal  online

Phone images

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

Online safety for children

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

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CEOP's tips for starting a difficult conversation with your teenager – and where to take it after that

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What goes online stays online. Some advice to help you and your child understand the long-term implications of publishing all about your life.

Texting

What parents need to know about sexting

Digital parenting

Top tips on staying up-to-date with what your child is doing online

Keeping safe on snapchat

How to be a bit more careful, and a bit better informed, when using Snapchat: a parent’s guide