Sex, relationships & young people

As parents and carers, thinking about your child in a relationship, sexual or otherwise can feel daunting. What’s normal, what should you be worried about, how do you have ‘the talk’? Take a look at information available to equip yourselves for those ‘trickier’ conversations.

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    Teens and the sexual content on social media

    While social media offers opportunities for young people to stay connected, sexual content may impact on their understanding of sex and relationships.

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    Nude selfies: a parents' guide - 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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    7 questions parents ask about nude selfies

    Many parents ask us about young people taking and sharing revealing pics of themselves. Here we answer your most frequent questions with the best advice on keeping children safe...

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    Having a conversation with your child

    Starting a conversation with your child about a sensitive issue or something you don’t usually talk about isn’t always easy, especially if this means you will be talking about things they prefer to keep private, but there are ways to make having these conversations with your child easier.

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    Supporting LGBTQ+ young people online

    The internet provides young people with lots of opportunities, but unfortunately they can also encounter risks. Learn more about how you can support lesbian, gay, bi, trans or queer young people online.

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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.