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Safety and settings

When your child wants to use social media: a parent's guide

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Most popular social media services don’t allow anyone under 13 to join. Even so, lots of younger children manage to set up accounts. What can parents do?

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Education and the future

Preparing your child for secondary school

It's the end of the summer term, with mixed emotions for some children who are moving on. But there are also practical things to consider. Here are our tips for being super-organised for the move to secondary school in September. 

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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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Safety and settings

What is Minecraft?

Minecraft: what parents need to know

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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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Parenting

Safer Internet Day 2019: How to help your child be kind to others online

Here are some things you can do to teach your child to be kind and respectful online and to expect this from others. 

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Safety and settings

PEGI games ratings explained

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PEGI unpicked: UK video games ratings explained in full

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Safety and settings

Preventing far-right extremism: a guide for parents

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Far-right extremism: how to spot the signs your child could be vulnerable + what to do to protect them

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Parenting, Health and wellbeing

Addicted to social media – or just teens being teens?

People often talk about children being addicted to social media. But are they really? Parent Info offers advice on helping your child use social media safely

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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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Health and wellbeing

Boys and self-harm: facts and tips

The number of boys self-harming is rising. Here’s what parents need to know

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Parenting

Your child’s digital footprint

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What goes online stays online. Some advice to help you and your child understand the long-term implications of publishing all about your life.

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