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Safety and settings

When your child wants to use social media: a parent's guide

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Most popular social media services don’t allow anyone under 13 to join. Even so, lots of younger children manage to set up accounts. What can parents do?

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Relationships and sex

Q&A about sex and teens with Brook

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Brook's Richard Essery answers some parents' FAQs on young people and sex

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Health and wellbeing

How to help your child if they are being bullied for being LGBTQ+

Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying is sadly very common in schools. Read Stonewall’s advice on how to help your child if they're on the receiving end and what to do if your child is among the bullies

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Education and the future

Managing money in a digital world: a parent’s guide

How to help your child manage money in a digital world

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Health and wellbeing

Low mood: a guide for parents

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Clinical Psychologist Dr Asha Patel on the signs and possible causes of low mood in children and young people, and how parents can help.

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Health and wellbeing

Cyberbullying: practical advice for parents VIDEO

Cyberbullying

Alex Holmes, the Diana Award anti-bullying programme manager, was previously a victim of bullying and now runs the anti-bullying ambassadors programme. In this video, he explains what cyberbullying is, why it hurts - and what you can do about it.

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Education and the future

Why our school system needs to change

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Lord Jim Knight, the Chief Education Adviser at Tes Global explains how technology can help schools take a more collaborative and rigorous approach to children’s wellbeing and learning.

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Health and wellbeing

Talking to your child about suicidal thoughts

Suicide, suicidal thoughts, 13 Reasons Why

​There has been substantial media coverage of the Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why. The drama has been accused of inaccurately portraying, or even glamourising, suicide. Dr Alys Cole-King Clinical Director, of the Social Enterprise Connecting with People, and Dr Stan Kutcher, Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health, offer advice to parents on talking to their children about the programme and its difficult subject matter

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Health and wellbeing

If one sibling has a disability

It can be challenging to manage family life as a parent of children with and without disabilities. Read our advice for parents

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Health and wellbeing

Healthy eating: a parent’s guide

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There's lots of advice online about healthy eating for children, but what do parents really need to know? Consultant dietitian Lucy Jones offers her top tips

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Parenting

What kind of parent are you?

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There are three main styles of parenting. Which one best describes you? 

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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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