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Games, apps and tech

Online risk: myths and facts

Separating online risk from things that could actually cause children harm: a parent’s guide

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Games, apps and tech

Viral internet trends: a parent's guide

viral internet trends

The growth of social media has brought with it some strange modern phenomena. One of the more recent ones is the viral online challenge...

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Health and wellbeing

Can reality TV be a good thing?

You may have heard of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Made in Chelsea and Love Island. These are all popular reality television programmes, especially among younger viewers.

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Parenting

What is - and isn't - legal online?

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).

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Health and wellbeing

Laughing gas: not funny

Laughing gas

Laughing gas: a parent’s guide

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Health and wellbeing

Why media images can ruin girls’ lives

Are images of women in the media that focus entirely on physical appearance affecting girls’ future?

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Health and wellbeing

Helping your child cope with media coverage of traumatic events

Terrorism and trauma helping children cope

With graphic images being shown on the front pages of newspapers and on daily news bulletins, even very young children are exposed to upsetting information. 

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Health and wellbeing

What to do if your child is self-harming

Self-harm: expert advice on how to help you and your child through this difficult and emotional time

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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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Education and the future

Preparing for university: a parent's guide

starting university teens

Some practical tips for parents to pass on to their children on how best to prepare for university

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Parenting

Social media and group violence: a parent's guide

Advice for parents on the rise of viral fight videos online

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Health and wellbeing

Mental health and young people: tackling stigma together

Time to change image

1 in 10 children will experience a mental health problem. Here's how to help them

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