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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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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

E-cigarettes and vaping: a parent’s guide

vaping

Expert advice on what you can do if you suspect your child may be using ecigarettes.

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Safety and settings

Pokémon Go: a parent's guide

Pokemon Go

Everything you need to know about Pokémon Go, including concerns for parents and safety tips

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Health and wellbeing

When you think your child may be gay

Rainbow steps

Advice and support for parents who think their child is lesbian, gay, bi or trans

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Relationships and sex

How to open a difficult conversation with your child

Stormy weather family

NCA-CEOP's tips for starting a difficult conversation with your teenager – and where to take it after that

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Education and the future

A parent's guide to gender stereotypes

Gender stereotypes could affect girls and boys' job prospects in the future. Here's how parents can help

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Safety and settings

Snapchat: a parent's guide

Snapchat

Everything you need to know about Snaptchat, the hugely popular picture sharing app

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Parenting

Money matters for parents of disabled children

Money

Parents and carers of children with disabilities often face heavy costs. In this Q&A, Cerebra addresses some of the most frequently asked questions about benefits.

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Health and wellbeing

Tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying at school

Stonewall explains how language and other behaviours can cause distress and longterm harm for LGBTQ+ children at school – and what parents can do to stop it

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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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Safety and settings

Setting filters on Google

Filtering

Google is often the first port of call for homework and curiosity of all kinds. Here's how to guard against adult content appearing in your children's Google searches.

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