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Digital parenting top tips

Digital parenting

Top tips on staying up-to-date with what your child is doing online

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Safety and settings

Setting filters on Google

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Google is often the first port of call for homework and curiosity of all kinds. Here's how to guard against adult content appearing in your children's Google searches.

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Health and wellbeing

Cannabis, skunk and the teenage brain

Brain

Advice for parents on cannabis, skunk and its reported links to mental health issues in young people

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Health and wellbeing

What is LSD? A guide for parents

LSD is one of the most famous hallucinogenic drugs. Recently, there has been an increase of 175% in the number of 16-to-24-year-olds admitting to using it

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Health and wellbeing

What if you’re worried about your child’s mental health?

Video: Claire Usiskin from YoungMinds talks about warning signs parents should look for and how you can respond if you're concerned about your child's mental health

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Games, apps and tech

Skin gambling: what parents should know

A typical skin gambling site

When you hear the word ‘gambling’ the first image that comes into your head is probably a lottery coupon or a Las Vegas roulette wheel, not a child betting in their favourite online game. But a report by the Gambling Commission found that almost 40 per cent of 11 to 16-year-olds had spent their own money on gambling.

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Relationships and sex

Teens on Tinder

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

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Health and wellbeing

How setting personal goals can boost your child’s self-esteem

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‘What do you hope to achieve?’ ‘What do you want to become good at?’ As daunting as those questions may be, studies have shown that we are much more likely to accomplish the things we want to do if we set out clear goals

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Education and the future

From primary to secondary: how to ease your child’s transition

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Leaving behind the familiar, safe environment of primary school and setting off for the uncharted territory of secondary school is a big adventure in a child’s life. It’s exciting - new people and new activities — but also challenging. Here are a few ways you can help smooth your child’s transition to secondary school

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Health and wellbeing

Are gender stereotypes holding back your child?

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Men are big and strong and women are slender and delicate, right? Well, no, in fact - these stereotypes aren’t borne out by scientific evidence.

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Health and wellbeing

Why your child’s friends may not always be good for them – and how to help

Sad boy hiding his face

It can be difficult to stand against this peer pressure. The Dove Self Esteem Project’s Uniquely Me Parent Guide has lots of ideas, which you can download for free, for how to help your child not feel bullied by other people’s ideas about how they should look.

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Health and wellbeing

When your child is being bullied over their appearance

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More than half of 11 to 16 year-olds have been bullied about their looks, according to a recent survey of children in England and Wales, and 40% of children are targeted at least once a week.

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