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Health and wellbeing

Screen time: why you shouldn’t worry

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We hear constantly that screen time is a problem. But is screen time really that bad for you? Oxford Internet Institute Senior Research Fellow and Director of Research Professor Andrew Przybylski debunks the myths. 

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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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Games, apps and tech

VPNs: What are Virtual Private Networks?

A parent's guide to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) from NCA-CEOP’s Leah Buck

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Parenting

At what age can my child…?

What age can your child be left alone? When can they drink? We answer parents’ frequently asked questions about legal milestones in their children’s lives

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Health and wellbeing

Help! My child's phone has been stolen

Boys on mobile phones

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

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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

Helping your child cope with panic attacks

Panic attacks in children: a parent’s guide from Dr Bijal Chheda-Varma, clinical psychologist at Nightingale Hospital

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Parenting

How to protect your child from trolls

Internet troll

Sadly, once your child explores the online world, they may find a troll waiting for them. Here's how to help them cope.

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Education and the future

Sex education in schools: a parent’s guide

teddy bears

Sex and relationships education: a helpful rundown of what is – and what could be – taught in schools

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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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Relationships and sex

Why you should talk openly with children about sex and relationships

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It’s hard to keep pace with our children’s digital lives. But there is something you can do that will help safeguard your children. Something that will support their mental health and, in the process, strengthen your connection to them. You can involve yourself in your children’s sex education. You can start the conversation.

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Education and the future

A parent's guide to gender stereotypes

Gender stereotypes could affect girls and boys' job prospects in the future. Here's how parents can help

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