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Self-harm: facts for parents

What do you do when you discover your child is self-harming? Consultant psychiatrist Dr Andrew Hill-Smith offers advice on how you can help your child

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Safety and settings

What are parental controls and how can they help children stay safe online?

Filters and parental controls won't keep your children safe online, but they are a useful first line of defence. Here's what parents need to know

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Parenting

Online teen speak

Teens

Wondering what your children are tapping into their phones? Or, in fact, what it means? Here's our parent's guide to some popular teen chat acronyms and slang words. 

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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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Safety and settings

What parents need to know about 'sextortion’

Here NCA-CEOP explains how some offenders may demand money using indecent images as online blackmail, how you can talk to your child about the risks, and where to go for further information and support.

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Relationships and sex

Teens on Tinder

Teens on Tinder

Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps out there. Here's what parents need to know

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Relationships and sex

Revenge porn: a parent's guide

Ministry of Justice's Revenge porn campaign

Distributing so-called revenge porn is a criminal offence. How can young people be protected from it?

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Games, apps and tech

How can your child deal with in-game bullying?

Dealing with in-game abuse can be extremely upsetting, distressing and draining. Liam Hacket from anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label gives advice on what your child should do if they are being subjected to in-game bullying

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Health and wellbeing

Getting young people involved in volunteering

youth volunteering children

The internet can help and encourage young people to help others. Here's how your child can get involved in voiunteering

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Safety and settings

Pokémon Go: a parent's guide

Pokemon Go

Everything you need to know about Pokémon Go, including concerns for parents and safety tips

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Health and wellbeing

Children, alcohol and the law: a parent’s guide

Alcohol and the law

What’s the law on children and drinking alcohol? Read our quick guide to find out

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Health and wellbeing

Body dysmorphic disorder: when a negative body image becomes a mental health condition

BDD

A parent's guide to body dysmorphic disorder

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