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Games, apps and tech

Apex Legends: a parent's guide

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Apex Legends is the latest gaming craze on-track to overtake Fortnite as the most popular ‘battle royale’ game. Although its concept and gameplay are similar to Fortnite, there are some key differences you may want to consider before letting your child play it. 

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Education and the future

From primary to secondary: how to ease your child’s transition

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Leaving behind the familiar, safe environment of primary school and setting off for the uncharted territory of secondary school is a big adventure in a child’s life. It’s exciting - new people and new activities — but also challenging. Here are a few ways you can help smooth your child’s transition to secondary school

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Health and wellbeing

Healthy friendships - how to encourage your child away from toxic body shaming

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Friends introduce children to new ideas and exciting opportunities - whether that’s something minor like a different way of dressing or a whole new way of thinking about the world. But friends can be a source of anxiety for parents, not least when it comes to influencing how your child feels about their looks.

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Education and the future

Sex education in schools: a parent’s guide

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Sex and relationships education: a helpful rundown of what is – and what could be – taught in schools

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Games, apps and tech

Skin gambling: what parents should know

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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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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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Relationships and sex

When parents split up - FAQs on residency

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Residency is the legal term for where children live when their parents have split up. The Coram Children's Legal Centre answers some FAQs about living arrangements, formal and informal.

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Relationships and sex

When parents split up - managing contact

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When parents split up, they have to agree the contact arrangements for children. The Coram Children's Legal Centre outlines acceptable practice for contact, what to do when things go wrong, and some tips for making contact work for everyone.

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Parenting

Sharenting: should you share pictures of your children online?

Sharenting

A parent's guide to the very modern phenomenon of social media sharenting

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Safety and settings

Don’t focus on the so-called ‘Momo Challenge’: educate children about online safety

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The so-called Momo challenge understandably caused many parents concern, even though it turned out to be a hoax. Thankfully there is no evidence of direct harm caused to any child, but that doesn’t reduce the worry and confusion for parents.

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Parenting

Online safety course for parents: Parenting in the Digital Age

Find out more about Parent Zone's online digital parenting course

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Parenting, Health and wellbeing

Addicted to social media – or just teens being teens?

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People often talk about children being addicted to social media. But are they really? Parent Info offers advice on helping your child use social media safely

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