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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

Help! My child's phone has been stolen

Boys on mobile phones

If your child's mobile phone is stolen: how to help them recover – and stop it happening again.

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Games, apps and tech

What kind of parent are you?

Parenting

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

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Parenting

The 5 digital parenting rules that REALLY matter

online safety

The really important things that every parent needs to know about online safety.

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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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Health and wellbeing

Bullying: a parent's guide

Bullying Scotland

Scotland's anti-bullying service, Respect Me, offers parents advice on how to help children caught up in bullying behaviour

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Health and wellbeing

Simple life hacks if your family wants to cut back on screen time

If you feel as though you and your family could make some changes to get back in control of your screen time, here are some easy hacks to help you do it.

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Safety and settings

Sexting: NCA-CEOP says don't panic, but do respond

still from animated film

NCA-CEOP offers advice to parents on how to respond if your child shares a picture online they regret

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Games, apps and tech

Are you worried your child might see something inappropriate online?

keeping children safe online

What happens if your child sees something they shouldn't online? NCA-CEOP offers advice for parents

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Education and the future

Sex education in schools: a parent’s guide

teddy bears

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

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Relationships and sex

Harmful sexual behaviour in children and young people: what parents need to know

Sophie Jones at NCA-CEOP explains the difference between healthy and unhealthy sexual behaviour and what you can do if you are concerned about your child’s behaviour.

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Safety and settings

Setting filters on YouTube

YouTube

YouTube's SafetyMode allows parents to restrict the content their children see. Here's our quick guide to setting it up

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