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Depression and young people

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Advice for parents from Young Minds on helping your child if they’re depressed

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Safety and settings

Preventing abuse: how to minimise the risks

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

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Safety and settings

Secret Conversations on Facebook: a parent’s guide

Facebook Secret Conversations allows your child to send and receive private messages and images you won’t be able to see, even if you have the log in details to their account. Here’s what parents need to know

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Games, apps and tech

Snapchat FAQs

Keeping safe on snapchat

Snapchat: what parents need to know

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Health and wellbeing

Understanding and supporting anxiety in your child

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Anxiety: how parents can help their children

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Health and wellbeing

Helping your child get the sleep they need: a parent's guide

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Many teens are chronically sleep-deprived. Dr Pooky Knightsmith offers advice on how parents can help their child get a good night's sleep

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Safety and settings

What can make young people vulnerable online?

NCA-CEOP's Dr Helen Whittle outlines what could be putting your child at risk online – and what you can do to help protect them

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Relationships and sex

When to talk to your child about puberty (or will school take care of it)?

Sex and relationships education (SRE): a parent's guide for primary school age children

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Health and wellbeing

Talking to your child about an eating disorder

The number of young people treated in hospital for eating disorders is rising. Here are some tips for talking to your child on the subject

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Games, apps and tech

Instagram FAQs for parents

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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Health and wellbeing

Cannabis, skunk and the teenage brain

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Advice for parents on cannabis, skunk and its reported links to mental health issues in young people

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Health and wellbeing

Understanding binge eating disorder

Binge eating disorder: a parent's guide

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