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Education and the future

Helping your child make choices for their future post-16

Today in the UK, everyone has to stay in education or training until they're 18. Here's what parents need to know about the options available for your child 

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Safety and settings

Removing illegal online images: a parent’s guide to The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)

How the Internet Watch Foundation is protecting children from online sexual abuse

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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 who will be speaking at the Digital Families 2019 conference, explains how technology can help schools take a more collaborative and rigorous approach to children’s wellbeing and learning.

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Health and wellbeing

Reality TV - not real and quite depressing

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 A YouGov survey for the Foundation found that almost one in four 18-24-year-olds say reality television shows make them ashamed of their own appearance. In more than a third of viewers, this led to feelings of anxiety and depression.

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Relationships and sex

If your teen is sexually active

Finding out your teen is already having sex can be a shock. Find out how best to handle the situation and support them

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Health and wellbeing

Boys and self-harm: facts and tips

The number of boys self-harming is rising. Here’s what parents need to know

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Safety and settings

PEGI games ratings explained

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PEGI unpicked: UK video games ratings explained in full

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Health and wellbeing

Help! My child's phone has been stolen

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If your child's mobile phone is stolen: how to help them recover – and stop it happening again.

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Relationships and sex

Harmful sexual behaviour in children and young people: what parents need to know

Sophie Jones at NCA-CEOP explains the difference between healthy and unhealthy sexual behaviour and what you can do if you are concerned about your child’s behaviour.

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Health and wellbeing

Abortion: what should I tell my child?

Laura Hurley of Brook offers some ideas for tackling the topic of abortion with your child

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Health and wellbeing

Are gender stereotypes holding back your child?

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Men are big and strong and women are slender and delicate, right? Well, no, in fact - these stereotypes aren’t borne out by scientific evidence.

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Safety and settings

Social media apps: setting safety and privacy settings

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Here's how to set parental controls on apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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