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Safety and settings

When your child wants to use social media: a parent's guide

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Most popular social media services don’t allow anyone under 13 to join. Even so, lots of younger children manage to set up accounts. What can parents do?

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Health and wellbeing

Sexually transmitted infections: eight useful facts

Teens and STIs: a parent’s guide 

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Safety and settings

Is your child at risk of sexual exploitation? Know the signs

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Advice from Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation on the signs of sexual exploitation and the steps parents can take to keep their children safe from online grooming

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Relationships and sex

Online dating and teens

Advice for parents from NCA-CEOP about online dating sites for teens. Should you be worried?

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Relationships and sex

NCA-CEOP's video: talking about pornography

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VIDEO: It can be a hideously embarrassing subject to talk to your child about porn. Professor Tanya Byron, Dr Linda Papadopolous and other experts offer tips for opening non-awkward discussions

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Parenting

Internet porn: top tips for how to respond

NCA-CEOP’s Dr Elly Hanson offers advice on how to address the tricky issue of online porn with your child

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Relationships and sex

Is internet porn affecting children's happiness?

NCA-CEOP's Dr Elly Hanson explains what we know from the evidence about the effect of porn on children and young people

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Relationships and sex

Spotting abuse in teenage relationships

Teen relationship abuse

How to spot the signs of an abusive teenage relationship and what to do if you think your teenager may be involved in one

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Safety and settings

9 ways the internet can be good for your children

Ways the internet can be good for children and internet safety

We hear a lot about the negative effects on children of using the internet but it can also be a positive thing. Here’s our guide for parents

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Games, apps and tech

Viral Trends 2: the sequel

Viral challenges continue to shape a lot of young people’s experiences online. fare harmless and just good fun, but some are more sinister and could pose risks. Here's what parents need to know

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Health and wellbeing

Helping your child cope with panic attacks

Panic attacks in children: a parent’s guide from Dr Bijal Chheda-Varma, clinical psychologist at Nightingale Hospital

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Health and wellbeing

Building self-esteem

Body confidence and self-esteem for teens

Get your free parent guide to boost your child's body confidence from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

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