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Safety and settings

Sexting: NCA-CEOP says don't panic, but do respond

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NCA-CEOP offers advice to parents on how to respond if your child shares a picture online they regret

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Health and wellbeing

Body dysmorphic disorder: when a negative body image becomes a mental health condition

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A parent's guide to body dysmorphic disorder

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Health and wellbeing

Ecstasy, LSD and the dark web: a parent’s guide

Ecstasy and LSD use among 16-24-year-olds has increased by 84% and 175% respectively in the past year. Overall drug use has remained constant – so why are these two gaining popularity with young people?

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Health and wellbeing

Why media images can ruin girls’ lives

Are images of women in the media that focus entirely on physical appearance affecting girls’ future?

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Health and wellbeing

Depression and young people

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Advice for parents from Young Minds on helping your child if they’re depressed

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Health and wellbeing

Three tips for starting a difficult conversation with your child

Family

Sex, drugs, internet porn - no, no, no, you don't want to talk to your child about that! How embarrassing. Especially as you know hardly anything about any of it. But it's one of those jobs (like changing nappies) that parents are put on earth to do. Here are our tips for making it less of an ordeal.

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Parenting

Staying connected: four ways the online world can help families going through divorce

Divorce advice for kids after Brangelina split

Useful online tools to help with organisation and communication if you are a separated or divorced parent

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Education and the future

Supporting your child’s education: five top tips for dads

Fatherhood

Jeremy Davies of The Fatherhood Institute offers his top tips for what dads can do particularly well. 

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Games, apps and tech

Does your child have the skills to combat cybercrime?

Cybercrime: the NCA's National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) looks at how you can encourage your child to use their digital skills in a positive, rather than negative, way

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Health and wellbeing

Alcohol: facts and tips for parents

Why is it important to talk to your child about drinking before they're 13? The Alcohol Education Trust explains, and shares their tips for age-appropriate discussions

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Games, apps and tech

Live streaming: what parents need to know

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The risks and opportunities that children face when using live streaming social media apps including Live.me

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Safety and settings

Grooming: how do abusers do what they do?

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Grooming: The Lucy Faithfull Foundation offers advice to parents on how to spot the signs

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