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Health and wellbeing

Young people and suicide: if your child tries to take their life

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Ged Flynn of Papyrus, the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide, outlines what parents need to know if their child tries to take their life

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Games, apps and tech

Viral Trends 2: the sequel

Viral challenges continue to shape a lot of young people’s experiences online. fare harmless and just good fun, but some are more sinister and could pose risks. Here's what parents need to know

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Games, apps and tech

Instagram: a parent’s guide

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

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Health and wellbeing

Mood-altering substances – everything you need to know

Maryon Stewart, founder of the Angelus Foundation (now Mentor UK), offers her expert advice on how to talk to your child about legal and illegal substances that may alter their mood or behaviour

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Safety and settings

Snapchat: a parent's guide

Snapchat

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

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Parenting

Disability and growing up: advice for parents with children going through puberty

Disabled young people have the same needs for sex education, healthcare and opportunities to socialise and discover their sexuality as their non-disabled peers. Read our advice for parents on how best to help them deal with puberty

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Health and wellbeing

Abortion: what should I tell my child?

Laura Hurley of Brook offers some ideas for tackling the topic of abortion with your child

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Relationships and sex

Talking to your teenager about consent

Talk about consent

Advice and tips on understanding what consent means.

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Games, apps and tech, Parenting, Safety and settings

A fun tool to help your child solve online safety dilemmas

The National Crime Agency’s CEOP command has created an interactive game that can help you start conversations with your child about making safer choices online.

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Parenting

Should parents worry about what their kids are doing online?

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Are children sharing too much online?

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Games, apps and tech

Setting boundaries that work

Children need boundaries to make them feel safe – and to push against. Here are five tips on digital boundary-setting.

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Games, apps and tech

VPNs: What are Virtual Private Networks?

A parent's guide to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) from NCA-CEOP’s Leah Buck

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