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Education and the future

Helping your child make choices for their future post-16

Today in the UK, everyone has to stay in education or training until they're 18. Here's what parents need to know about the options available for your child 

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Safety and settings

Removing illegal online images: a parent’s guide to The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)

How the Internet Watch Foundation is protecting children from online sexual abuse

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Health and wellbeing

Reality TV - not real and quite depressing

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 A YouGov survey for the Foundation found that almost one in four 18-24-year-olds say reality television shows make them ashamed of their own appearance. In more than a third of viewers, this led to feelings of anxiety and depression.

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Health and wellbeing

Boys and self-harm: facts and tips

The number of boys self-harming is rising. Here’s what parents need to know

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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

Are gender stereotypes holding back your child?

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Men are big and strong and women are slender and delicate, right? Well, no, in fact - these stereotypes aren’t borne out by scientific evidence.

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Health and wellbeing

Immunisation: the facts

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Professor Helen Bedford from University College London gives advice for parents on vaccinations and looks into the spread of misinformation about vaccines on social media.

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Health and wellbeing

Self-harm: facts for parents

What do you do when you discover your child is self-harming? Consultant psychiatrist Dr Andrew Hill-Smith offers advice on how you can help your child

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Education and the future

Preparing your child for secondary school

It's the end of the summer term, with mixed emotions for some children who are moving on. But there are also practical things to consider. Here are our tips for being super-organised for the move to secondary school in September. 

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Parenting

At what age can my child…?

What age can your child be left alone? When can they drink? We answer parents’ frequently asked questions about legal milestones in their children’s lives

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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

Screen time and young children: finding a balance

Screen time: a common sense guide for parents

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