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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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Health and wellbeing

It’s no game – how to tell if your child is addicted to tech

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Many parents worry their child is addicted to gaming but are they really, or just doing something they enjoy to excess? Psychiatrist Richard Graham offers his advice

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Health and wellbeing

What is female genital mutilation and why does it happen?

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130 million women worldwide are living with the impact of female genital cutting, also known as female genital mutilation (FGM). Here's what you 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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Relationships and sex

Teens on Tinder

Teens on Tinder

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

Talking to your child about an eating disorder

The number of young people treated in hospital for eating disorders is rising. Here are some tips for talking to your child on the subject

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Safety and settings

Secret Conversations on Facebook: a parent’s guide

Facebook Secret Conversations allows your child to send and receive private messages and images you won’t be able to see, even if you have the log in details to their account. Here’s what parents need to know

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Games, apps and tech

How can your child deal with in-game bullying?

Dealing with in-game abuse can be extremely upsetting, distressing and draining. Liam Hacket from anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label gives advice on what your child should do if they are being subjected to in-game bullying

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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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Parenting

Choosing age-appropriate video on demand and online content for your family

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From Netflix to NowTV: how to keep your family safe when viewing TV and films online and on mobile devices

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Games, apps and tech

Screen time and young children: finding a balance

Screen time: a common sense guide for parents

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Parenting

The 5 digital parenting rules that REALLY matter

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The really important things that every parent needs to know about online safety.

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