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Safety and settings

Child-friendly T&Cs: what parents should know

Child-friendly terms and conditions on social media; a parent’s guide 

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Health and wellbeing

Childhood stroke: what parents need to know

Around 400 children in the UK suffers a stroke every year. Here, Dr Anne Gordon on behalf of the Stroke Association, explains more.

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Safety and settings

Online sexual abuse and exploitation: where do I report if I'm worried about my child's safety online?

Suspicious about someone your child is talking to online? Worried your child may be a victim of online secual abuse or exploitation? Read this advice from NCA-CEOP, the child protection command of the National Crime Agency to find out where and when to report

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Relationships and sex

Online dating and teens

Advice for parents from NCA-CEOP about online dating sites for teens. Should you be worried?

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Parenting

Sharenting: should you share pictures of your children online?

Sharenting

A parent's guide to the very modern phenomenon of social media sharenting

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Parenting

Disability and growing up: advice for parents with children going through puberty

Disabled young people have the same needs for sex education, healthcare and opportunities to socialise and discover their sexuality as their non-disabled peers. Read our advice for parents on how best to help them deal with puberty

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Parenting

Fake news: a parent's guide

What is fake news and how can you help  your child spot it? Nicky Cox, editor in chief of First News, offers advice for parents

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Education and the future

Five tips for starting a new school

Back to school

Five tips to help your child tackle their first week at a new school with ease and confidence.

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Safety and settings

Social media apps: setting safety and privacy settings

social media

Here's how to set parental controls on apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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Health and wellbeing

Helping your child to manage anxiety

Dr Hayley Van Zwanenberg, a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist at Priory Wellbeing Centre Oxford, offers advice on how to help your child understand anxious feelings.

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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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Relationships and sex

If your teen is sexually active

Finding out your teen is already having sex can be a shock. Find out how best to handle the situation and support them

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