A parent’s guide to the dark web: why your child may be using it and what you need to know
How to have conversations about sexting and make sure your teen is staying safe.
Advice and tips on understanding what consent means.
How to spot the signs of an abusive teenage relationship and what to do if you think your teenager may be involved in one
Tips to boost your child’s positive body image from the Dove Self-Esteem Project and Parent Info
Young people, body image and the media: a guide from the Dove Self-Esteem Project
A parent's guide to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) from CEOP’s Leah Buck
Brook and 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 CEOP's expert advice on how to support teenagers through romantic relationships.
Advice for parents from Epilepsy Action on how the digital world can offer young people living with epilepsy the support they need
Panic attacks in children: a parent’s guide from Dr Bijal Chheda-Varma, clinical psychologist at Nightingale Hospital
Be aware of the power and impact your words can have on how your child feels about themselves. Read our advice from the Dove Self-Esteem Project
Celebrate your child's unique qualities with the Dove Self-Esteem Project
Expert advice on how to talk to young children about sex and relationships
PEGI ratings and video games: a parent's guide
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
How selfie culture and social media can affect your child’s body confidence – and what you can do about it
Child-friendly terms and conditions on social media; a parent’s guide
Help your child boost their body confidence and understand how celebs images are manipulated with help from the Dove Self-Esteem Project
Advice for parents on helping your child deal with pressures to look a certain way and body shaming with help from the Dove Self-Esteem Project
What is fake news and how can you help your child spot it? Nicky Cox, editor in chief of First News, offers advice for parents
Ten tips for talking to teachers if your child is being bullied at school.
What happens if your child sees something they shouldn't online? CEOP offers advice for parents
Help your child feel good about themselves, however many likes they get on social media, with advice from the Dove Self-Esteem Project
Lorraine Kelly explains why body image workshops in school can help boost self-esteem
Around 400 children in the UK suffers a stroke every year. Here, Dr Anne Gordon on behalf of the Stroke Association, explains more
A parent's guide to managing your child’s homework effectively
Advice for parents on helping your child cope with peer pressure from the Dove Self-Esteem Project
Cybercrime: the NCA's National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) looks at how you can encourage your child to use their digital skills in a positive, rather than negative, way
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
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
How a secret code between parents and their child could help protect young people when they have problems. Read our advice from the Dove Self-Esteem Project
Tips to help children learn to save and manage money in the real and online worlds.
Some practical tips for parents to pass on to their children on how best to prepare for university
Lorraine Kelly helps children and young people boost their body confidence with help from the Dove Self-Esteem Project
But what exactly is digital resilience? And what can we do as parents to help our children develop it?
Get your free guide to help boost your child’s body image and confidence from the Dove Self-Esteem Project
Five tips to help your child tackle their first week at a new school with ease and confidence.
There has been substantial media coverage of the Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why. The drama has been accused of inaccurately portraying, or even glamourising, suicide. Dr Alys Cole-King Clinical Director, of the Social Enterprise Connecting with People, and Dr Stan Kutcher, Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health, offer advice to parents on talking to their children about the programme and its difficult subject matter
A parent’s guide to Yubo, formerly called Yellow, from Thinkuknow - the education programme of The National Crime Agency’s child protection command CEOP
Many parents worry their child is addicted to gaming but are they really, or just doing something they enjoy to excess? Psychiatrist Richard Graham offers his advice
Everything you need to know about Snaptchat, the hugely popular picture sharing app
How parents can develop their listening skills to help their child open up about self-esteem issues
Peer pressure: how parents can help their children cope
Social media, body confidence and self-esteem: a parent's guide
How learning to speak ‘teenage’ could help communication and build confidence in your child
Expert advice on what you can do if you suspect your child may be using ecigarettes.
How to deal with roasting: the cyberbullying craze that can have a profound effect on its victims
The risks and opportunities that children face when using live streaming social media apps including Live.me
Advice for parents on the security risks of smart toys that talk to the internet – and perhaps other people you don’t want them to
Get a free booklet to encourage young people to develop and maintain a healthy body image
When does family banter about teenagers' bodies turn to bullying? Read our advice from the Dove Self-Esteem Project
How bullying outside the home can lead to self-esteem issues for teens: a guide for parents from the Dove Self-Esteem Project
How the relationship between daughers and their fathers can affect their body image.
A guide for parents to some of the most popular apps children use online
Recent research shows that boys today are increasingly sturggling with body image issues. How can parents support their son if they are affected?
We look at the online craze of ‘Am I pretty?’ videos, where young people ask others to judge them on their looks. How can parents help?
The gen on some of the most popular games, plus how the Games Rating Authority works.
We look at how young people, particularly young women, are fed a narrow, manipulated view of what is beautiful by the media.
Advice for parents on how to talk to your children about traumatic events in the family
Advice on how to be an effective parent or step parent within a blended family
Expert advice from Stemettes on the huge choice of jobs your child could go into if they study STEM subjects at school
The Real me: why feeling good about yourself helps children thrive. Advice from the Dove Self-Esteem Project
Get your free parent guide to boost your child's body confidence from the Dove Self-Esteem Project
Sex and relationships education: a helpful rundown of what is – and what could be – taught in schools
Far-right extremism: how to spot the signs your child could be vulnerable + what to do to protect them
All you need to know about the global initiative that encourages safe internet use.
Cybercrime: a parent's guide to keeping your kids safe
A parent's guide to GCSE grades.
Dealing with in-game abuse can be extremely upsetting, distressing and draining. Liam Hacket from anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label gives advice on what your child should do if they are being subjected to in-game bullying
Concrete steps you can take to learn more about your LGBTQ+ child and their identity.
Fitness apps: a parent's guide
Advice on making sure you have a harmonious holiday with children and relatives.
Find out more about Parent Zone's online digital parenting course
Tips for parents on navigating screen time and technology rules when families meet up
How does Ofcom, the communications regulator, tackle material online that may be inapprorpriate or upsetting for children?
Advice for working parents when looking for an after school club or nanny
If your child's mobile phone is stolen: how to help them recover – and stop it happening again.
With graphic images being shown on the front pages of newspapers and on daily news bulletins, even very young children are exposed to upsetting information.
Critical thinking: a parent’s guide to fake news and helping your child question what they see or hear online
Practical advice for parents on bullying, cyberbullying, LGBTQ+ bullying and what to do if your child has been bullying someone else
Self-esteem: a parent’s guide from Young Minds
Top tips on how to help your child make their online presence work for them and create a positive digital footprint
Useful online tools to help with organisation and communication if you are a separated or divorced parent
Practical advice for parents on low incomes to help claim the benefits you're entitled to
Children and young people can experience significant levels of crime and victimisation. Here's how as a parent or carer you can help your child be safer.
The really important things that every parent needs to know about online safety.
Everything you need to know about Pokémon Go, including concerns for parents and safety tips
Divorce and separation are tough on children, but as a parent you can make the process and its effects less painful through good communication. Here are 10 tips from Gingerbread to help
Musical.ly is an app for creating and sharing lip sync videos among friends. What do parents and carers need to know about it?
Scotland's anti-bullying service, Respect Me, offers parents advice on how to help children caught up in bullying behaviour online or off
Scotland's anti-bullying service, Respect Me, offers parents advice on how to help children caught up in bullying behaviour
With the summer holidays just around the corner, we've gathered some of the most exciting apps we’ve found to get kids outdoors and enjoy what nature has to offer
YouNow is a live video and chat app that's popular with children and young people. What should parents and carers know about it?
There's lots of advice online about healthy eating for children, but what do parents really need to know? Consultant dietitian Lucy Jones offers her top tips
Helping your child with their homework and revision can often be a huge benefit when it comes to exam day. Here's what you need to know to support your child's learning.
Is eating in front of a screen bad news for your child's health? Research shows it might be. Here’s what you can do
Helping your child cope with exam stress: top tips for parents
A parent's guide to the very modern phenomenon of social media sharenting
Top tips for children and young people who are being bullied
National children’s charity, Kidscape, offers parents tips on how to help their children sif they are being bullied.
Kids can't get enough of the video sharing site. Read CEOP's comprehensive guide to everything parents need to know about it
Advice for parents from CEOP about online dating sites for teens. Should you be worried?
Many teens are chronically sleep-deprived. Dr Pooky Knightsmith offers advice on how parents can help their child get a good night's sleep
Looked after children can be more vulnerable to approaches online from strangers. Here, CEOP offers some tips to carers on how to protect them – and how they can learn to protect themselves
Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps out there. Here's what parents need to know
Self-hamr: expert advice on how to help you and your child through this difficult and emotional time
A parent's guide to body dysmorphic disorder
Natasha Devon, former Government Mental Health Champion for Schools, offers advice on how to help your child
Here's how to set parental controls on apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
The NSPCC explains how a simple conversation will help to keep your child safe from sexual abuse on and offline
Schools are turning to mindfulness as a way of helping pupils relax, concentrate, and avoid distractions. But what is it – and could it help your child?
Advice for parents on the rise of viral fight videos online
Setting parental controls on Netflix and using Google Maps to explore are just two of the ways tech can help you enjoy time together as a family. Read our top tips for parents
Anxiety: how parents can help their children
CEOP explains how the abusers operate and what you can do to protect the children in your care.
The growth of social media has brought with it some strange modern phenomena. One of the more recent ones is the viral online challenge...
91% of teens have taken a selfie. Should parents be worried or are they just harmless fun?
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?
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
Parents sometimes end up paying unexpectedly large phone bills and don’t know why. The Phone-pay Services Authority explains what to look out for when giving your child a mobile device…
Hospital admissions for eating disorders among young people have almost doubled in three years. Here, Priory offers advice to parents on supporting your child's recovery
Essential tips for parents if you're concerned your child may have been groomed online by a paedophile
How to know your Zoellas from your PewDiePies in the world of vlogging
1 in 10 children will experience a mental health problem. Here's how to help them
Laughing gas: a parent’s guide
What is online shaming and what can you do to protect your child from it?
Where to go for information on the video games your children will ask for this Christmas.
Bulimia is the most common eating disorder. Here's Dr Pooky Knightsmith's advice on how to tell if your child is affected – and where to get help.
PEGI unpicked: UK video games ratings explained in full
SCHOOLS! Here's how to get Parent Info's expert information and advice on your own website for free.
Sadly, once your child explores the online world, they may find a troll waiting for them. Here's how to help them cope.
From Netflix to NowTV: how to keep your family safe when viewing TV and films online and on mobile devices
Teenagers love WhatsApp – as do a lot of parents. Here's what parents need to know about it
We hear a lot about the negative effects on children of using the internet but it can also be a positive thing. Here’s our guide for parents
It can be challenging to manage family life as a parent of children with and without disabilities. Read our advice for parents
How the Internet Watch Foundation is protecting children from online sexual abuse
Is the internet causing young people’s eating disorders? We talk to Beat's Rebecca Field to find out
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
LSD is one of the most famous hallucinogenic drugs. Recently, there has been an increase of 175% in the number of 16-to-24-year-olds admitting to using it
Ecstasy use is on the rise among young people. What should parents know about the drug
Ecstasy and LSD use among 16-24-year-olds has increased by 84% and 175% respectively in the past year. Overall drug use has remained constant – so why are these two gaining popularity with young people?
Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying is sadly very common in schools. Read Stonewall’s advice on how to help your child if they're on the receiving end AND what to do if your child is among the bullies
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
Sue Chitayi, mother of a transgender son and parent volunteer at Gendered Intelligence, answers some parents' common questions
Screen time: a common sense guide for parents
Obesity: a guide for parents. What is it, and what can you do if your child is overweight?
The big move up to secondary school can be a bit scary. Here are our tips on how to support your child through some common teething problems.
A parent's guide to picky eating: how to help your child be more adventurous with food
Legal highs can be every bit as dangerous and addictive as illegal drugs, and they're they're easier to get hold of. Make sure you and your child are clued up about the risks.
Sex and relationships education (SRE): a parent's guide for primary school age children
CEOP offers advice to parents on how to respond if your child shares a picture online they regret
The number of young people treated in hospital for eating disorders is rising. Here are some tips for talking to your child on the subject
Your son or daughter hasn't only been having sex – now they or their partner is pregnant. Bekki Burbidge of the FPA looks at your options
Worried about the surge in knife crime in England and Wales? Think your child may be involved in a gang? Read our advice for parents from the Home Office
Tell-tale signs of gang involvement, and ways to prevent your child getting involved in the first place - advice for parents and carers from th Home Office
Today in the UK, everyone has to stay in education or training until they're 18. Here's what parents need to know about the options available for your child
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.
Children need boundaries to make them feel safe - and to push against. This is as important online as off. The Parent Zone's Sophie Linington offers some tips on digital boundary-setting.
Stemettes’ founder Anne-Marie Imafidon on why it matters to get girls into STEM.
Advice for parents on helping their children avoid becoming involved in violent extremism
Get clued up on what's legal when it comes to contraception and sex for your teen.
Finding out your teen is already having sex can be a shock. Find out how best to handle the situation and support them
Adopted children are more vulnerable to risks online, such as contact from birth families. What can parents do to help keep them safe? Read our advice from CEOP
The internet can help and encourage young people to help others. Here's how your child can get involved in voiunteering
It's unusual for young people with eating disorders to get better on their own. Here's our roundup of treatments available on the NHS and from other support services.
Binge eating disorder: a parent's guide
Anorexia is a serious disease that can affect children and young people and sufferers are often secretive about their suffering. We explain how to spot the symptoms and what to do if you're concerned about your child
CEOP's Dr Helen Whittle outlines what could be putting your child at risk online – and what you can do to help protect them
A parent’s guide to pro-ana and pro-mia websites. What effect could they have on your child if they have an eating disorder?
Teaching children about money in the digital age: a parent’s guide
How to help your child manage money in a digital world
Monitoring apps: the pros and cons of apps that let you to virtually follow your child
ooVoo is a group video chat service that has been the source of some controversy, with fears that children are giving away information to people they don't know. Like any popular online tool, used wisely it's great; used unwisely it can be a platform for problems. Here's everything you need to know about what ooVoo is, how to use it safely, and how to report anything worrying.
Filters and parental controls won't keep your children safe online, but they are a useful first line of defence. Here's what parents need to know
Tips for parents on helping your child make the most of Minecraft
Minecraft: what parents need to know
Gender stereotypes could affect girls and boys' job prospects in the future. Here's how parents can help
Are images of women in the media that focus entirely on physical appearance affecting girls’ future?
Separating online risk from things that could actually cause children harm: a parent’s guide
The number of boys self-harming is rising. Here’s what parents need to know
CEOP’s Dr Elly Hanson offers advice on how to address the tricky issue of online porn with your child
CEOP's Dr Elly Hanson explains what we know from the evidence about the effect of porn on children and young people
Why do young people self harm and what can you do to help them?
Teens and STIs: a parent’s guide
What does it mean to be a digitally literate child in the internet age?
Distributing so-called revenge porn is a criminal offence. How can young people be protected from it?
Digital literacy and online resilience: a parent’s guide
Parents and carers of children with disabilities often face heavy costs. In this Q&A, Cerebra addresses some of the most frequently asked questions about benefits.
Seeing your child scratching, biting, hitting or banging their head can be incredibly distressing - but it's a not uncommon experience for parents of children with intellectual disabilities. Cerebra explain self-injury and what parents can do.
Help for parents on dealing with issues raised by the internet for children and young people with autism and learning difficulties
What do you need to know when your child is exploring their sexuality online? Marie Smith of CEOP offers parents advice
CEOP's Dr Elly Hanson offers advice to parents on coping in the aftermath of your child being abused
Three children in every classroom has a diagnosable mental health issue. Read our advice form Place2Be to help your child if they are one of them
A tattoo is permanent, much like the information we post online. CEOP gives its top tips on making sure your child's online reputation is just as good as their offline one
Jeremy Davies of The Fatherhood Institute offers his top tips for what dads can do particularly well.
What do you do when you discover your child is self-harming? Consultant psychiatrist Dr Andrew Hill-Smith offers advice on how you can help your child
Simon Humphreys of Computing at School explains why coding is cool
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.
Tips for parents on protecting your child from abuse, by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation
What are the warning signs that someone could be abusing your child? Donald Findlater of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation explains
Grooming: The Lucy Faithfull Foundation offers advice to parents on how to spot the signs
What parents need to know: the facts about the people who abuse children from The Lucy Faithfull Foundation
Is gambling an addiction like drugs? And is your child at risk of becoming a problem gambler? Read our tips for parents
The digital world is so new that half the time we don't know what the rules are. In fact, there are plenty of laws governing what you can and can't do online. Here's our guide to what you should and shouldn't be doing online (legally, anyway).
What’s the law on children and drinking alcohol? Read our quick guide to find out
Negging is on the rise online as well as off. But what is it – and how can you help your child cope if it happens to them?
Our checklist of top tips for guarding your child against trouble with drink...
Children and alcohol: a parent's guide
Consent and teens: how to help your child understand that no means no
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
Top tips for parents on helping to boost your child’s self-esteem and body image
Sex, drugs, internet porn - no, no, no, you don't want to talk to your child about that! How embarrassing. Especially as you know hardly anything about any of it. But it's one of those jobs (like changing nappies) that parents are put on earth to do. Here are our tips for making it less of an ordeal.
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
Are children sharing too much online?
Popular thinking has it that children instinctively know how to navigate the digital universe, while their parents are clueless. What’s the truth?
When parents split up, they have to agree the contact arrangements for children. The Coram Children's Legal Centre outlines acceptable practice for contact, what to do when things go wrong, and some tips for making contact work for everyone.
Residency is the legal term for where children live when their parents have split up. The Coram Children's Legal Centre answers some FAQs about living arrangements, formal and informal.
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
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
How parents can help children and young people boost body confidence and self-esteem
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
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
YouTube's SafetyMode allows parents to restrict the content their children see. Here's our quick guide to setting it up
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.
Use these online advice services to help you prepare before talking to your child about sex, contraception and online safety
Advice and support for parents who think their child is lesbian, gay, bi or trans
Brook's Richard Essery answers some parents' FAQs on young people and sex
Alex Holmes, deputy CEO of the Diana Award, offers advice on how to recognise bullying and what to do if your child is affected
Video: Claire Usiskin from YoungMinds talks about warning signs parents should look for and how you can respond if you're concerned about your child's mental health
Talking to your child about sex: a parent's guide
In this video, Jonathan Baggaley explains how CEOP can help parents who are worried about online abuse.
Video: how to keep your child safe when using their mobilke phone
There are three main styles of parenting. Which one best describes you?
Tips to pass on to your children on the responsible – and safe – use of Instagram
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.
Your child is probably going to come across unwanted images online. Not an easy topic for discussion. So how do you broach the subject?
Instagram is now bigger than Twitter. What's the big attraction? And is there anything parents and carers need to know?
What does good mental health look like when it comes to young people? Parent Info offers insight for parents from YoungMinds
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
CEOP's tips for starting a difficult conversation with your teenager – and where to take it after that
Laura Hurley of Brook offers some ideas for tackling the topic of abortion with your child
Advice for parents from Young Minds on helping your child if they’re depressed
What goes online stays online. Some advice to help you and your child understand the long-term implications of publishing all about your life.
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.
What parents need to know about sexting
Top tips on staying up-to-date with what your child is doing online
Snapchat: how tor react if things go wrong
How to be a bit more careful, and a bit better informed, when using Snapchat: a parent’s guide
Snapchat: what parents need to know
It pays to be prepared for parents' evenings...