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Cannabis, skunk and the teenage brain

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Advice for parents on cannabis, skunk and its reported links to mental health issues in young people

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Safety and settings

What parents need to know about 'sextortion’

Here NCA-CEOP explains how some offenders may demand money using indecent images as online blackmail, how you can talk to your child about the risks, and where to go for further information and support.

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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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Health and wellbeing

Sexually transmitted infections: eight useful facts

Teens and STIs: a parent’s guide 

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Relationships and sex

Teen sex and contraception: what’s legal?

Get clued up on what's legal when it comes to contraception and sex for your teen.

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Safety and settings

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

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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

Choosing the right video games for your children

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Where to go for information on the video games your children will ask for.

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Health and wellbeing

Helping your child to manage anxiety

Dr Hayley Van Zwanenberg, a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist at Priory Wellbeing Centre Oxford, offers advice on how to help your child understand anxious feelings.

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Health and wellbeing

When your child is being bullied over their appearance

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More than half of 11 to 16 year-olds have been bullied about their looks, according to a recent survey of children in England and Wales, and 40% of children are targeted at least once a week.

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Health and wellbeing

Immunisation: the facts

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Professor Helen Bedford from University College London gives advice for parents on vaccinations and looks into the spread of misinformation about vaccines on social media.

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Health and wellbeing

Self-harm: facts for parents

What do you do when you discover your child is self-harming? Consultant psychiatrist Dr Andrew Hill-Smith offers advice on how you can help your child

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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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