internet

Viral challenges continue to shape a lot of young people’s experiences online. fare harmless and just good fun, but some are more sinister and could pose risks. Here's what parents need to know

Is the internet causing young people’s eating disorders? We talk to Beat's Rebecca Field to find out

NCA-CEOP's Dr Elly Hanson explains what we know from the evidence about the effect of porn on children and young people

Internet brain

Help for parents on dealing with issues raised by the internet for children and young people with autism and learning difficulties

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There is deep concern about the impact the internet is having on families, especially on children and young people. iRights is a coalition calling for five basic rights that children and young people should have online. 

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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

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

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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VIDEO: It can be a hideously embarrassing subject to talk to your child about porn. Professor Tanya Byron, Dr Linda Papadopolous and other experts offer tips for opening non-awkward discussions

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YouTube's SafetyMode allows parents to restrict the content their children see. Here's our quick guide to setting it up

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Google is often the first port of call for homework and curiosity of all kinds. Here's how to guard against adult content appearing in your children's Google searches.

Bullying

Alex Holmes, deputy CEO of the Diana Award, offers advice on how to recognise bullying and what to do if your child is affected

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

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Tips to pass on to your children on the responsible – and safe – use of Instagram

Cyberbullying

Alex Holmes, the Diana Award anti-bullying programme manager, was previously a victim of bullying and now runs the anti-bullying ambassadors programme. In this video, he explains what cyberbullying is, why it hurts - and what you can do about it.

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

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

Online safety for children

Instagram is now bigger than Twitter. What's the big attraction? And is there anything parents and carers need to know?

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

Texting

What parents need to know about sexting

Digital parenting

Top tips on staying up-to-date with what your child is doing online