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What is Minecraft?

Minecraft: what parents need to know

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Health and wellbeing

Young people and suicide: if your child tries to take their life

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Ged Flynn of Papyrus, the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide, outlines what parents need to know if their child tries to take their life

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Parenting

Safer Internet Day 2019: How to help your child be kind to others online

Here are some things you can do to teach your child to be kind and respectful online and to expect this from others. 

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Safety and settings

PEGI games ratings explained

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PEGI unpicked: UK video games ratings explained in full

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Safety and settings

Preventing far-right extremism: a guide for parents

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Far-right extremism: how to spot the signs your child could be vulnerable + what to do to protect them

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Parenting, Health and wellbeing

Addicted to social media – or just teens being teens?

People often talk about children being addicted to social media. But are they really? Parent Info offers advice on helping your child use social media safely

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Health and wellbeing

What is female genital mutilation and why does it happen?

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130 million women worldwide are living with the impact of female genital cutting, also known as female genital mutilation (FGM). Here's what you need to know

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Health and wellbeing

Boys and self-harm: facts and tips

The number of boys self-harming is rising. Here’s what parents need to know

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Parenting

Your child’s digital footprint

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What goes online stays online. Some advice to help you and your child understand the long-term implications of publishing all about your life.

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Relationships and sex

Teens on Tinder

Teens on Tinder

Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps out there. Here's what parents need to know

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Games, apps and tech

How can your child deal with in-game bullying?

Dealing with in-game abuse can be extremely upsetting, distressing and draining. Liam Hacket from anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label gives advice on what your child should do if they are being subjected to in-game bullying

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Parenting

Divorce: 10 ways parents can make it less painful for their children

Divorce and children

Divorce and separation are tough on children, but as a parent you can make the process and its effects less painful through good communication. Here are 10 tips from Gingerbread to help

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