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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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Relationships and sex

LGBTQ+ glossary for parents

A quick guide to LGBTQ+ terms. 

Your child has come out. That’s great: it means that they feel confident about themselves and they are trusting you to be supportive.

But what do you actually say?

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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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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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Parenting

What is a digital tattoo?

A tattoo is permanent, much like the information we post online. NCA-CEOP gives its top tips on making sure your child's online reputation is just as good as their offline one

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Games, apps and tech

Having a positive digital footprint

social media

Top tips on how to help your child make their online presence work for them and create a positive digital footprint

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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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Health and wellbeing

Ten tips for talking to your child’s school about bullying

Ten tips for talking to teachers if your child is being bullied at school.

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Safety and settings

What is Minecraft?

Minecraft: what parents need to know

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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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Safety and settings

What you need to know about online grooming

Many parents worry that their child could be groomed online. Here’s what you need to know to help protect them

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Education and the future

The GCSE grading system explained

classroom

A parent's guide to GCSE grades.

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