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Screen time: why you shouldn’t worry

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We hear constantly that screen time is a problem. But is screen time really that bad for you? Oxford Internet Institute Senior Research Fellow and Director of Research Professor Andrew Przybylski debunks the myths. 

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Grieving in the digital age

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Dr. Elaine Kasket discusses how the digital world has changed the way we grieve and the rise of 'digital legacies' on social media.

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Boosting your child’s self-esteem in six easy steps

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Get your copy of the 'Uniquely Me' parent guide for more advice on how to boost children's self-esteem and body confidence.

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

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

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Parents are from earth, teens are from a galaxy far, far away

Your biddable child has turned into a temperamental teen. It’s easy to feel they might as well be living on a distant planet for all the sense you’re making to one another.

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Emerging financial independence and the risks of gambling

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Find out more about how you can help young people manage their money and understand gambling-related risks.

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Getting young people involved in volunteering

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The internet can help and encourage young people to help others. Here's how your child can get involved in voiunteering

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Reality TV - not real and quite depressing

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 A YouGov survey for the Foundation found that almost one in four 18-24-year-olds say reality television shows make them ashamed of their own appearance. In more than a third of viewers, this led to feelings of anxiety and depression.

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Helping your child to manage anxiety

Dr Hayley Van Zwanenberg, a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist at Priory Wellbeing Centre Oxford, offers advice on how to help your child understand anxious feelings.

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Why media images can ruin girls’ lives

Are images of women in the media that focus entirely on physical appearance affecting girls’ future?

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Sexually transmitted infections: eight useful facts

Teens and STIs: a parent’s guide 

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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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