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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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  • Advice
    Gaming: What parents and carers need to know

    As with any form of technology or online space, adult offenders can use gaming platforms to target children and build relationships with them. This article explores the different elements of gaming and how they can be used by offenders, and what you can do to support your child whilst gaming.

  • Advice
    Band Runner 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.

  • Advice
    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.

  • Advice
    Using parental controls

    Parental controls are a great tool to help protect your children online. There’s plenty of advice available to help you using them may not be as difficult as you first thought and there is help available.

  • Responding to issues
    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
    Sharing pictures of your children

    Most parents love sharing photos of their children with friends and family. But remember - pictures you share online could be out there for ever. Learn how to protect your child whilst staying social.