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Games, apps and tech

Viral internet trends: a parent's guide

viral internet trends

The growth of social media has brought with it some strange modern phenomena. One of the more recent ones is the viral online challenge...

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Health and wellbeing

How to help your child if they are being bullied for being LGBTQ+

Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying is sadly very common in schools. Read Stonewall’s advice on how to help your child if they're on the receiving end and what to do if your child is among the bullies

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Health and wellbeing

Tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying at school

Stonewall explains how language and other behaviours can cause distress and longterm harm for LGBTQ+ children at school – and what parents can do to stop it

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Games, apps and tech

When should technology be used during exam season?

Exam season can be a stressful time.

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Safety and settings

Preventing far-right extremism: a guide for parents

far right extremism

Far-right extremism: how to spot the signs your child could be vulnerable + what to do to protect them

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Relationships and sex

Conversations with young children about sex and relationships

Expert advice on how to talk to young children about sex and relationships

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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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Parenting, Health and wellbeing

Photoshop-spotting: talking to your child about ‘fake’ images

Young people who are regularly online and on social media will come across thousands of advertising messages a day, most of which include doctored images that can have a big impact on the way they view themselves.  

Here are some ways to start a conversation with your child about edited images. 

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Health and wellbeing

Teenage pregnancy: how you can help your child

Your son or daughter hasn't only been having sex – now they or their partner is pregnant. Bekki Burbidge of the FPA looks at your options

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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, Health and wellbeing

Talking to your child about why bullies bully

There is a clear link between bullying and self-esteem issues, both for the bully and the bullied. It can be helpful to talk to your child about why some people may bully or ‘troll’ others online.

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Health and wellbeing

Helping your child recover from an eating disorder

eating disorder help

Hospital admissions for eating disorders among young people have almost doubled in three years. Here, Priory offers advice to parents on supporting your child's recovery

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