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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

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

Setting filters on YouTube

YouTube

YouTube's SafetyMode allows parents to restrict the content their children see. Here's our quick guide to setting it up

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Health and wellbeing

E-cigarettes and vaping: a parent’s guide

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Expert advice on what you can do if you suspect your child may be using ecigarettes.

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Games, apps and tech

Skin gambling: what parents should know

A typical skin gambling site

When you hear the word ‘gambling’ the first image that comes into your head is probably a lottery coupon or a Las Vegas roulette wheel, not a child betting in their favourite online game. But a report by the Gambling Commission found that almost 40 per cent of 11 to 16-year-olds had spent their own money on gambling.

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Safety and settings

Pokémon Go: a parent's guide

Pokemon Go

Everything you need to know about Pokémon Go, including concerns for parents and safety tips

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Safety and settings

Don’t focus on the so-called ‘Momo Challenge’: educate children about online safety

The so-called Momo challenge understandably caused many parents concern, even though it turned out to be a hoax. Thankfully there is no evidence of direct harm caused to any child, but that doesn’t reduce the worry and confusion for parents.

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Relationships and sex

LGBTQ+ glossary for parents

A quick guide to LGBTQ+ terms. 

Your child has come out. That’s great: it means that they feel confident about themselves and they are trusting you to be supportive.

But what do you actually say?

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Parenting

Preventing violent extremism – what parents can do

Syrian women in Homs 2012

Advice for parents on helping their children avoid becoming involved in violent extremism

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Education and the future

Sex education in schools: a parent’s guide

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Sex and relationships education: a helpful rundown of what is – and what could be – taught in schools

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Safety and settings

Grooming: how do abusers do what they do?

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Grooming: The Lucy Faithfull Foundation offers advice to parents on how to spot the signs

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Education and the future

Helping your child cope with exam stress

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Helping your child cope with exam stress: top tips for parents

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