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Planning to talk to your child about sex, relationships and their lives online can be tricky. Find lots of advice about these complex areas here.

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  • #AskTheAwkward BSL

    Talking regularly with your child about relationships and sex can help develop shared understanding, trust and support between you. Talk little. Talk often. Ask The Awkward.

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    5-7's

    This page has home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at home.

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    What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

    Our homes have become even more connected. More families are buying internet-enabled devices such as smart speakers, toys that connect to the internet and even Bluetooth enabled toothbrushes. In this article, we explain what is meant by the ‘Internet of Things’ and how to use these devices safely with your child.

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    Nude selfies: what parents and carers need to know (subtitled)

    Teenagers tell us that sharing sexual pictures and videos is not unusual. It can be risky but don’t panic, there are steps you can take if things get out of control.

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    Online blackmail

    Offenders use the internet to lie about their identity in order to harm young people. Our article provides advice on talking to your child about online blackmail, and offers advice on how you can support them to identify risk online and access help if they need it.

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    Band Runner: online safety game for 8-10 year olds

    Band Runner is a fun interactive game that helps 8-10 year olds learn how to stay safe from risks they might encounter online.