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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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    Privacy settings: a guide for parents and carers

    Children love to socialise and share online. In this article we look at privacy settings and how they can help your child to manage the content they share and who they connect with.

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    Are you worried about something that has happened online?

    The internet can be a great place to keep in touch with friends and make new ones. Some people online will be genuine and supportive, but others may use the internet to look for sex and target young people. Read advice on what you can do if you're worried about something that has happened online to your child.

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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

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    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.

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    Keeping children in care safe online

    Most children in care use the internet safely but there are risk factors which can make them more vulnerable online. As a carer there are steps you can take to keep them safe.

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    Sharing pictures of your children

    Most parents love sharing photos of their children with friends and family. But remember - pictures you share online could impact your child in the future. Learn how to protect your child whilst staying social.