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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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Parenting

Online teen speak

Teens

Wondering what your children are tapping into their phones? Or, in fact, what it means? Here's our parent's guide to some popular teen chat acronyms and slang words. 

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Education and the future

The GCSE grading system explained

classroom

A parent's guide to GCSE grades.

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Health and wellbeing

Gambling and young people: a parent’s guide

Playing cards

Is gambling an addiction like drugs? And is your child at risk of becoming a problem gambler? Read our tips for parents

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Parenting

Internet porn: top tips for how to respond

NCA-CEOP’s Dr Elly Hanson offers advice on how to address the tricky issue of online porn with your child

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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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Safety and settings

PEGI games ratings explained

pegi descriptors

PEGI unpicked: UK video games ratings explained in full

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Games, apps and tech

The 6 apps and services that every parent should know about

6 Apps every parent should know about

A guide for parents to some of the most popular apps children use online

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Games, apps and tech

Having a positive digital footprint

social media

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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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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Games, apps and tech

Skin gambling: what parents should know

A typical skin gambling site

When you hear the word ‘gambling’ the first image that comes into your head is probably a lottery coupon or a Las Vegas roulette wheel, not a child betting in their favourite online game. But a report by the Gambling Commission found that almost 40 per cent of 11 to 16-year-olds had spent their own money on gambling.

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Health and wellbeing

What if you’re worried about your child’s mental health?

Video: Claire Usiskin from YoungMinds talks about warning signs parents should look for and how you can respond if you're concerned about your child's mental health

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