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Seasonal Netiquette: 5 new parenting rules for screen time and tech when families gather

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Tips for parents on navigating screen time and technology rules when families meet up

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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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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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Health and wellbeing

Bullying: a parent's guide

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Scotland's anti-bullying service, Respect Me, offers parents advice on how to help children caught up in bullying behaviour

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Health and wellbeing

Bullying: a parent's guide. What if my child is bullying another child?

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Scotland's anti-bullying service, Respect Me, offers parents advice on how to help children caught up in bullying behaviour online or off

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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

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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

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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Games, apps and tech

How do I know if social media posts are sponsored?

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Dr. Eva A. van Reijmersdal and Dr. Esther Rozendaal share their insight on how to spot paid-for social media posts.

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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

Staying safe on Minecraft

Tips for parents on helping your child make the most of Minecraft

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Games, apps and tech

Connected toys: not just child’s play

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Advice for parents on the security risks of smart toys that talk to the internet – and perhaps other people you don’t want them to

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