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Safety and settings

9 ways the internet can be good for your children

Ways the internet can be good for children and internet safety

We hear a lot about the negative effects on children of using the internet but it can also be a positive thing. Here’s our guide for parents

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Education and the future

Preparing your child for secondary school

It's the end of the summer term, with mixed emotions for some children who are moving on. But there are also practical things to consider. Here are our tips for being super-organised for the move to secondary school in September. 

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Health and wellbeing

When you think your child may be gay

Rainbow steps

Advice and support for parents who think their child is lesbian, gay, bi or trans

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Health and wellbeing

Talking to your child about traumatic life events: miscarriage, redundancy and terminal illness

Father and son

Advice for parents on how to talk to your children about traumatic events in the family

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Health and wellbeing

How to help your child if they're being bullied

Jedidja

https://www.kidscape.org.uk/advice National children’s charity, Kidscape, offers parents tips on how to help their children sif they are being bullied.

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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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Relationships and sex

Sexual health: advice for parents when your child become sexually active

Couple in doorway

Talking to your child about sex: a parent's guide

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Relationships and sex

Sex: preparing to talk to your child

Face to face

Use these online advice services to help you prepare before talking to your child about sex, contraception and online safety

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Health and wellbeing

Three tips for starting a difficult conversation with your child

Family

Sex, drugs, internet porn - no, no, no, you don't want to talk to your child about that! How embarrassing. Especially as you know hardly anything about any of it. But it's one of those jobs (like changing nappies) that parents are put on earth to do. Here are our tips for making it less of an ordeal.

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Relationships and sex

Talking about sex and relationships

Conversation bubbles

Justin Hancock, author of Talking To Teens About Sex, explains how to avoid being embarrassed talking about the birds and the bees with your child

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Parenting

Phone safety and selfies: a parent's guide

Group selfie

Video: how to keep your child safe when using their mobile phone

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Education and the future

Here come the Stemettes: a Q&A with founder Anne-Marie Imafidon

Stemettes’ founder Anne-Marie Imafidon on why it matters to get girls into STEM.  

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