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Safety and settings

PEGI games ratings explained

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PEGI unpicked: UK video games ratings explained in full

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Parenting

What is a digital tattoo?

A tattoo is permanent, much like the information we post online. NCA-CEOP gives its top tips on making sure your child's online reputation is just as good as their offline one

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Safety and settings

Setting filters on YouTube

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YouTube's SafetyMode allows parents to restrict the content their children see. Here's our quick guide to setting it up

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Health and wellbeing

Self-injury and children with intellectual disabilities: what parents should know

Seeing your child scratching, biting, hitting or banging their head can be incredibly distressing - but it's a not uncommon experience for parents of children with intellectual disabilities. Cerebra explain self-injury and what parents can do.

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Relationships and sex

When to talk to your child about puberty (or will school take care of it)?

Sex and relationships education (SRE): a parent's guide for primary school age children

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Health and wellbeing

Why your child’s friends may not always be good for them – and how to help

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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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Health and wellbeing

Helping your child cope with panic attacks

Panic attacks in children: a parent’s guide from Dr Bijal Chheda-Varma, clinical psychologist at Nightingale Hospital

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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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Safety and settings

Helping your child stay safe from cybercrime

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Cybercrime: a parent's guide to keeping your kids safe

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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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Relationships and sex

Sexting: what parents need to know

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What parents need to know about sexting

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Relationships and sex

Teen sex and contraception: what’s legal?

Get clued up on what's legal when it comes to contraception and sex for your teen.

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