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Health and wellbeing

How diet affects self-esteem

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Airbrushed, edited online images can give young people an unrealistic idea of how they ought to look. As a result, teenagers may diet in an effort to look more like the pictures of celebs and influencers that they see online.

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Health and wellbeing

When family banter turns toxic

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Families tease each other all the time. Banter is part of the way we bond. But when banter and teasing focus on appearance, we don’t always realise the effect it can have on the self-esteem of children.

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Health and wellbeing

Talking to your child about fake images

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It’s easy for young people to overlook the many ways in which online images may be fake - so it’s important to talk to them about why people filter their lives in this way, and what effect it’s likely to have.

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Games, apps and tech

What is Minecraft?

Minecraft: what parents need to know

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Education and the future

The GCSE grading system explained

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A parent's guide to GCSE grades.

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Education and the future

Managing money in a digital world: a parent’s guide

How to help your child manage money in a digital world

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Parenting

What is - and isn't - legal online?

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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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Health and wellbeing

E-cigarettes and vaping: a parent’s guide

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Expert advice on what you can do if you suspect your child may be using ecigarettes.

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Parenting

Money matters for parents of disabled children

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Parents and carers of children with disabilities often face heavy costs. In this Q&A, Cerebra addresses some of the most frequently asked questions about benefits.

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Education and the future

Secondary school: the first few weeks

The big move up to secondary school can be a bit scary. Here are our tips on how to support your child through some common teething problems.

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