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Education and the future

Games to help your child learn to read

Learning to read is vital for most of what comes afterwards in school (and the rest of your life!) but it can sometimes feel like a chore. Neurologist Dr Judy Willis offers her top tips for making the process as smooth and pleasurable as possible while below, we look at some online resources you can download for your child at home

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Education and the future

Secondary school: the first few weeks

The big move up to secondary school can be a bit scary. Here are our tips on how to support your child through some common teething problems.

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Education and the future

Homework: 10 tips to get ahead

A parent's guide to managing your child’s homework effectively

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Education and the future

Supporting your child’s education: five top tips for dads

Fatherhood

Jeremy Davies of The Fatherhood Institute offers his top tips for what dads can do particularly well. 

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Education and the future

Helping your child cope with exam stress

Revision

Helping your child cope with exam stress: top tips for parents

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Relationships and sex

Sex and relationships online

What do you need to know when your child is exploring their sexuality online? Marie Smith of NCA-CEOP offers parents advice

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Relationships and sex

Talking to your teen about sexting? Get the facts.

Talk about sexting

How to have conversations about sexting and make sure your teen is staying safe. 

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Relationships and sex

Meeting others: the particular challenges for LGBTQ+ children

LGBTQ+

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

 
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Safety and settings

Start talking PANTS!

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The NSPCC explains how a simple conversation will help to keep your child safe from sexual abuse on and offline

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Safety and settings

Online sexual abuse and exploitation: where do I report if I'm worried about my child's safety online?

Suspicious about someone your child is talking to online? Worried your child may be a victim of online secual abuse or exploitation? Read this advice from NCA-CEOP, the child protection command of the National Crime Agency to find out where and when to report

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Safety and settings

Reporting unwanted or illegal content online: links

Covering eyes

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

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Safety and settings

Sexting: NCA-CEOP says don't panic, but do respond

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NCA-CEOP offers advice to parents on how to respond if your child shares a picture online they regret

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