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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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    Personal information: a guide for parents and carers

    From online gaming to social media apps - if your child enjoys the internet it’s important you know how to protect their personal information and support them to make safe choices about what they share about themselves online

  • Responding to issues
    Sexual abuse: why boys are less likely to ask for help

    Many children who are sexually abused don’t ask for help or tell anyone. Find out more about why boys are less likely to speak out, and what you can do to help them.

  • Advice
    Using parental controls

    Parental controls are a great tool to help better protect your children online. Find out how you can use them more effectively.

  • Advice
    Gaming: what's appropriate for your child?

    The Video Standards Council Rating Board is the national video games regulator. They have been rating video games for 14 years using the PEGI (Pan European Game Information) rating system on an advisory basis, but in 2012 they were formally designated as the legal authority for rating video games in the UK.

  • Advice
    Watch Jessie & Friends (subtitled)

    This series of three subtitled animations aims to give 4-7 year olds knowledge, skills and confidence to help them respond safely to risks they may encounter online.

  • Advice
    Watch Jessie & Friends (BSL)

    This series of three BSL-interpreted animations aims to give 4-7 year olds knowledge, skills and confidence to help them respond safely to risks they may encounter online.