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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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Safety and settings

9 ways the internet can be good for your children

Ways the internet can be good for children and internet safety

We hear a lot about the negative effects on children of using the internet but it can also be a positive thing. Here’s our guide for parents.

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Education and the future

Helping your child make choices for their future post-16

Today in the UK, everyone has to stay in education or training until they're 18. Here's what parents need to know about the options available for your child 

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Games, apps and tech

What does it meme?

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Are you confused about memes, or unsure what a meme even is? You’re not the only one. Don’t worry: we’re here to help.

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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

Why you should talk openly with children about sex and relationships

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It’s hard to keep pace with our children’s digital lives. But there is something you can do that will help safeguard your children. Something that will support their mental health and, in the process, strengthen your connection to them. You can involve yourself in your children’s sex education. You can start the conversation.

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Relationships and sex

LGBTQ+ glossary for parents

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A quick guide to LGBTQ+ terms.

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Relationships and sex

Talking to your teenager about consent

Talk about consent

Advice and tips on understanding what consent means.

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Games, apps and tech

Having a positive digital footprint

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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

Screen time: why you shouldn’t worry

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We hear constantly that screen time is a problem. But is screen time really that bad for you? Oxford Internet Institute Senior Research Fellow and Director of Research Professor Andrew Przybylski debunks the myths. 

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Health and wellbeing

Grieving in the digital age

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Dr. Elaine Kasket discusses how the digital world has changed the way we grieve and the rise of 'digital legacies' on social media.

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Education and the future

A parent's guide to gender stereotypes

Gender stereotypes could affect girls and boys' job prospects in the future. Here's how parents can help

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