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Games, apps and tech

Apex Legends: a parent's guide

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Apex Legends is the latest gaming craze on-track to overtake Fortnite as the most popular ‘battle royale’ game. Although its concept and gameplay are similar to Fortnite, there are some key differences you may want to consider before letting your child play it. 

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Health and wellbeing

Helping your child cope with media coverage of traumatic events

Terrorism and trauma helping children cope

With graphic images being shown on the front pages of newspapers and on daily news bulletins, even very young children are exposed to upsetting information. 

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Games, apps and tech

WhatsApp: a guide for parents and carers

A parents guide to WhatsApp

Teenagers love WhatsApp – as do a lot of parents. Here's what parents need to know about it

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Health and wellbeing

Sexually transmitted infections: eight useful facts

Teens and STIs: a parent’s guide 

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Safety and settings

Is your child at risk of sexual exploitation? Know the signs

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Advice from Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation on the signs of sexual exploitation and the steps parents can take to keep their children safe from online grooming

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Games, apps and tech

A parent's guide to Kik Messenger

Kik messenger

What parents need to know about Kik Messenger, with advice from NCA-CEOP

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Health and wellbeing

LGBTQ+: 5 things you can do if your child comes out

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Concrete steps you can take to learn more about your LGBTQ+ child and their identity.

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Health and wellbeing

When your child comes out as transgender: a Q&A with Sue Chitayi

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Sue Chitayi, mother of a transgender son and parent volunteer at Gendered Intelligence, answers some parents' common questions

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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

When teens share nudes

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Health and wellbeing

What to do if your child is self-harming

Self-harm: expert advice on how to help you and your child through this difficult and emotional time

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Health and wellbeing

Healthy friendships - how to encourage your child away from toxic body shaming

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Friends introduce children to new ideas and exciting opportunities - whether that’s something minor like a different way of dressing or a whole new way of thinking about the world. But friends can be a source of anxiety for parents, not least when it comes to influencing how your child feels about their looks.

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