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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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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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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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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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Safety and settings

What is Minecraft?

Minecraft: what parents need to know

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Health and wellbeing

Immunisation: the facts

A parent holding their child's hand

Professor Helen Bedford from University College London gives advice for parents on vaccinations and looks into the spread of misinformation about vaccines on social media.

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Parenting

How can I talk to my child about unhealthy images?

Your child is probably going to come across unwanted images online. Not an easy topic for discussion. So how do you broach the subject?

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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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Relationships and sex

When to talk to your child about puberty (or will school take care of it)?

Sex and relationships education (SRE): a parent's guide for primary school age children

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Safety and settings

Reporting unwanted or illegal content online: links

Covering eyes

What to do if your child has come across something upsetting or illegal  online

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Health and wellbeing

When family banter turns toxic

Sad girl sitting with by herself

Families tease each other all the time. Banter is part of the way we bond. But when banter and teasing focus on appearance, we don’t always realise the effect it can have on the self-esteem of children.

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Safety and settings

Snapchat: what to do if you’re worried

Keeping safe on snapchat

Snapchat: how tor react if things go wrong

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