teens

Brook and NCA-CEOP's Digital Romance research project spoke to over 2,000 young people about their relationships and the use of technology in their love lives. Here is NCA-CEOP's expert advice on how to support teenagers through romantic relationships. 

Maryon Stewart, founder of the Angelus Foundation (now Mentor UK), offers her expert advice on how to talk to your child about legal and illegal substances that may alter their mood or behaviour

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Helping LGBTQ+ children and young people meet others safely: a parent’s guide

 

What age can your child be left alone? When can they drink? We answer parents’ frequently asked questions about legal milestones in their children’s lives

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Some practical tips for parents to pass on to their children on how best to prepare for university

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Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps out there. Here's what parents need to know

Why is it important to talk to your child about drinking before they're 13? The Alcohol Education Trust explains, and shares their tips for age-appropriate discussions

Disabled young people have the same needs for sex education, healthcare and opportunities to socialise and discover their sexuality as their non-disabled peers. Read our advice for parents on how best to help them deal with puberty

Stonewall explains how language and other behaviours can cause distress and longterm harm for LGBTQ+ children at school – and what parents can do to stop it

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Is gambling an addiction like drugs? And is your child at risk of becoming a problem gambler? Read our tips for parents

Alcohol and the law

What’s the law on children and drinking alcohol? Read our quick guide to find out

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Consent and teens: how to help your child understand that no means no

Brain

Advice for parents on cannabis, skunk and its reported links to mental health issues in young people

Relationships

How can your child spot relationships that are going to hurt them? Read our parent guide to abusive relationships and what to do about them

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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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Alex Holmes, anti-bullying programme manager for the Diana Award, outlines some useful things to do if your child is being bullied online or off

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Use these online advice services to help you prepare before talking to your child about sex, contraception and online safety

Rainbow steps

Advice and support for parents who think their child is lesbian, gay, bi or trans

Holding hands

Brook's Richard Essery answers some parents' FAQs on young people and sex

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Video: how to keep your child safe when using their mobile phone

Good mental health

What does good mental health look like when it comes to young people? Parent Info offers insight for parents from YoungMinds

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Justin Hancock, author of Talking To Teens About Sex, explains how to avoid being embarrassed talking about the birds and the bees with your child

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NCA-CEOP's tips for starting a difficult conversation with your teenager – and where to take it after that

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Advice for parents from Young Minds on helping your child if they’re depressed

Teens

Wondering what your children are tapping into their phones? Or, in fact, what it means? Here's our parent's guide to some popular teen chat acronyms and slang words. 

Texting

What parents need to know about sexting

Keeping safe on snapchat

Snapchat: how tor react if things go wrong

Keeping safe on snapchat

Snapchat: what parents need to know