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What is - and isn't - legal online?

Off-limits online

The digital world is so new that half the time we don't know what the rules are. In fact, there are plenty of laws governing what you can and can't do online. Here's our guide to what you should and shouldn't be doing online (legally, anyway).

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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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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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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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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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Relationships and sex

Sexting: what parents need to know

Texting

What parents need to know about sexting

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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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