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Games, apps and tech

Connected toys: not just child’s play

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Advice for parents on the security risks of smart toys that talk to the internet – and perhaps other people you don’t want them to

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Parenting, Health and wellbeing

Talking to your child about why bullies bully

There is a clear link between bullying and self-esteem issues, both for the bully and the bullied. It can be helpful to talk to your child about why some people may bully or ‘troll’ others online.

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Health and wellbeing

Helping your child recover from an eating disorder

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Hospital admissions for eating disorders among young people have almost doubled in three years. Here, Priory offers advice to parents on supporting your child's recovery

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Safety and settings

Who are abusers and why aren't we better at spotting them?

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What parents need to know: the facts about the people who abuse children from The Lucy Faithfull Foundation

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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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Health and wellbeing

Top tips for children who are being bullied

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Top tips for children and young people who are being bullied

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Parenting

What does Ofcom do to protect your child?

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How does Ofcom, the communications regulator, tackle material online that may be inapprorpriate or upsetting for children?

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Health and wellbeing

Spotting the signs of abuse

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What are the warning signs that someone could be abusing your child? Donald Findlater of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation explains

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Safety and settings

Grooming: how do abusers do what they do?

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Grooming: The Lucy Faithfull Foundation offers advice to parents on how to spot the signs

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Parenting, Health and wellbeing

How to nurture a healthy self-esteem in your child

Here are some ways that you can help foster a healthy self-esteem in your child.

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Health and wellbeing

Building self-esteem

Body confidence and self-esteem for teens

Get your free parent guide to boost your child's body confidence from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

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Health and wellbeing

Knife crime and if your child is in a gang: advice for parents

Worried about the surge in knife crime in England and Wales? Think your child may be involved in a gang? Read our advice for parents from the Home Office

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