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Self-injury and children with intellectual disabilities: what parents should know

Seeing your child scratching, biting, hitting or banging their head can be incredibly distressing - but it's a not uncommon experience for parents of children with intellectual disabilities. Cerebra explain self-injury and what parents can do.

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Safety and settings

Secret Conversations on Facebook: a parent’s guide

Facebook Secret Conversations allows your child to send and receive private messages and images you won’t be able to see, even if you have the log in details to their account. Here’s what parents need to know

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Health and wellbeing

When your child comes out as transgender: a Q&A with Sue Chitayi

Online safety transgender

Sue Chitayi, mother of a transgender son and parent volunteer at Gendered Intelligence, answers some parents' common questions

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Games, apps and tech

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

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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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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Games, apps and tech

Having a positive digital footprint

social media

Top tips on how to help your child make their online presence work for them and create a positive digital footprint

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Relationships and sex

Talking to your teenager about consent

Talk about consent

Advice and tips on understanding what consent means.

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Health and wellbeing

Healthy eating: a parent’s guide

healthy eating

There's lots of advice online about healthy eating for children, but what do parents really need to know? Consultant dietitian Lucy Jones offers her top tips

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Health and wellbeing

Healthy friendships - how to encourage your child away from toxic body shaming

People holding hands

Friends introduce children to new ideas and exciting opportunities - whether that’s something minor like a different way of dressing or a whole new way of thinking about the world. But friends can be a source of anxiety for parents, not least when it comes to influencing how your child feels about their looks.

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Games, apps and tech

What does it meme?

Example of meme

Are you confused about memes, or unsure what a meme even is? You’re not the only one. Don’t worry: we’re here to help.

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Education and the future

The GCSE grading system explained

classroom

A parent's guide to GCSE grades.

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