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Games, apps and tech

Connected toys: not just child’s play

connected toys

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

Choosing age-appropriate video on demand and online content for your family

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From Netflix to NowTV: how to keep your family safe when viewing TV and films online and on mobile devices

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Parenting

Your child’s digital footprint

12 year-old boy sitting and looking inscrutable

What goes online stays online. Some advice to help you and your child understand the long-term implications of publishing all about your life.

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Health and wellbeing

Underage drinking: how big an issue is alcohol for teens?

Alcohol and teens

Children and alcohol: a parent's guide

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Health and wellbeing

Cyberbullying: practical advice for parents VIDEO

Cyberbullying

Alex Holmes, the Diana Award anti-bullying programme manager, was previously a victim of bullying and now runs the anti-bullying ambassadors programme. In this video, he explains what cyberbullying is, why it hurts - and what you can do about it.

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Education and the future

Why our school system needs to change

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Lord Jim Knight, the Chief Education Adviser at Tes Global explains how technology can help schools take a more collaborative and rigorous approach to children’s wellbeing and learning.

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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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Health and wellbeing

Talking to your child about suicidal thoughts

Suicide, suicidal thoughts, 13 Reasons Why

​There has been substantial media coverage of the Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why. The drama has been accused of inaccurately portraying, or even glamourising, suicide. Dr Alys Cole-King Clinical Director, of the Social Enterprise Connecting with People, and Dr Stan Kutcher, Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health, offer advice to parents on talking to their children about the programme and its difficult subject matter

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Parenting

What is digital literacy? A parent's guide

digital infants

What does it mean to be a digitally literate child in the internet age?

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Parenting

Internet porn: top tips for how to respond

NCA-CEOP’s Dr Elly Hanson offers advice on how to address the tricky issue of online porn with your child

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Health and wellbeing

If one sibling has a disability

It can be challenging to manage family life as a parent of children with and without disabilities. Read our advice for parents

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Health and wellbeing

What is female genital mutilation and why does it happen?

Countries where FGC takes place graphic

130 million women worldwide are living with the impact of female genital cutting, also known as female genital mutilation (FGM). Here's what you need to know

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