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

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Sex, drugs, internet porn - no, no, no, you don't want to talk to your child about that! How embarrassing. Especially as you know hardly anything about any of it. But it's one of those jobs (like changing nappies) that parents are put on earth to do. Here are our tips for making it less of an ordeal.

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

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