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Health and wellbeing

Helping your child cope with media coverage of traumatic events

Terrorism and trauma helping children cope

With graphic images being shown on the front pages of newspapers and on daily news bulletins, even very young children are exposed to upsetting information. 

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Games, apps and tech

Viral internet trends: a parent's guide

viral internet trends

The growth of social media has brought with it some strange modern phenomena. One of the more recent ones is the viral online challenge...

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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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Relationships and sex

Conversations with young children about sex and relationships

Expert advice on how to talk to young children about sex and relationships

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Games, apps and tech

Connected toys: not just child’s play

connected toys

Advice for parents on the security risks of smart toys that talk to the internet – and perhaps other people you don’t want them to

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Health and wellbeing

Helping your child recover from an eating disorder

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Hospital admissions for eating disorders among young people have almost doubled in three years. Here, Priory offers advice to parents on supporting your child's recovery

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Safety and settings

Who are abusers and why aren't we better at spotting them?

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What parents need to know: the facts about the people who abuse children from The Lucy Faithfull Foundation

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Safety and settings

Preventing abuse: how to minimise the risks

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Tips for parents on protecting your child from abuse, by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation

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Health and wellbeing

Top tips for children who are being bullied

Kidscape bullying

Top tips for children and young people who are being bullied

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Parenting

What does Ofcom do to protect your child?

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How does Ofcom, the communications regulator, tackle material online that may be inapprorpriate or upsetting for children?

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Safety and settings

Grooming: how do abusers do what they do?

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Grooming: The Lucy Faithfull Foundation offers advice to parents on how to spot the signs

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Health and wellbeing

Spotting the signs of abuse

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What are the warning signs that someone could be abusing your child? Donald Findlater of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation explains

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