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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

Gangs: signs and how to prevent involvement

Tell-tale signs of gang involvement, and ways to prevent your child getting involved in the first place - advice for parents and carers from th Home Office

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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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Safety and settings

What is the dark web? A parent’s guide

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A parent’s guide to the dark web: why your child may be using it and what you need to know

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Games, apps and tech

A parent's guide to vlogging

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How to know your Zoellas from your PewDiePies in the world of vlogging

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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

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

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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

Harmful sexual behaviour in children and young people: what parents need to know

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Sophie Jones at NCA-CEOP explains the difference between healthy and unhealthy sexual behaviour and what you can do if you are concerned about your child’s behaviour.

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Health and wellbeing

Abortion: what should I tell my child?

Laura Hurley of Brook offers some ideas for tackling the topic of abortion with your child

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Health and wellbeing

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’

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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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