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Education and the future

Secondary school: the first few weeks

The big move up to secondary school can be a bit scary. Here are our tips on how to support your child through some common teething problems.

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Health and wellbeing

What to do if your child is self-harming

Self-harm: expert advice on how to help you and your child through this difficult and emotional time

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Safety and settings

WhatsApp: a guide for parents and carers

A parents guide to WhatsApp

Teenagers love WhatsApp – as do a lot of parents. Here's what parents need to know about it

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Safety and settings

What is the dark web? A parent’s guide

A parent’s guide to the dark web: why your child may be using it and what you need to know

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Safety and settings

Staying safe on Minecraft

Tips for parents on helping your child make the most of Minecraft

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Safety and settings

Making Snapchat work for you

Keeping safe on snapchat

How to be a bit more careful, and a bit better informed, when using Snapchat: a parent’s guide

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Safety and settings

PEGI games ratings explained

pegi descriptors

PEGI unpicked: UK video games ratings explained in full

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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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Games, apps and tech

Screen time and young children: finding a balance

Screen time: a common sense guide for parents

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Health and wellbeing

Talking to your child about an eating disorder

The number of young people treated in hospital for eating disorders is rising. Here are some tips for talking to your child on the subject

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Games, apps and tech

Snapchat FAQs

Keeping safe on snapchat

Snapchat: what parents need to know

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Health and wellbeing

How diet affects self-esteem

A Woman biting an apple looking out a window

Airbrushed, edited online images can give young people an unrealistic idea of how they ought to look. As a result, teenagers may diet in an effort to look more like the pictures of celebs and influencers that they see online.

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