When parents split up, they have to agree the contact arrangements for children. The Coram Children’s Legal Centre outlines acceptable practice for contact, what to do when things go wrong, and some tips for making contact work for everyone.
More than 120,000 families with dependent children separated in 2014. Roughly half of those couples who split were married and the other half were previously cohabiting.
Residency is the legal term for where children live when their parents have split up. The Coram Children’s Legal Centre answers some FAQs about living arrangements, formal and informal.
Ask.fm is anonymous and has been known to lead to cyberbullying and taunting. Here is CEOP’s guide to Ask.fm in a series of FAQs for parents.
Why are so many children dissatisfied with their appearance? What effect does this have on their school work and their confidence? What can you do to help?
Pornography is more available than ever before, thanks to the internet. It can also be a hideously embarrassing subject to broach with your child. In this video, CEOP’s Jonathan Baggaley offers some tips for opening non-awkward discussions.
Alex Holmes, anti-bullying programme manager for the Diana Award, outlines some useful things to do if your child is being bullied.
YouTube’s SafetyMode allows parents to restrict the content their children see. Here’s our quick’n’dirty guide to setting it up.
Google is often the first port of call for homework and curiosity of all kinds. Here’s how to guard against adult content appearing in your children’s Google searches.
Is your child uncertain about their sexuality? Are you half-expecting some big ‘coming out’ announcement? Richard Essery of Brook offers advice for parents on how to respond.
Alex Holmes, anti-bullying manager for the Diana Awards, offers advice on how to recognise bullying and what to do if your child is affected.
Video: Claire Usiskin from YoungMinds talks about warning signs parents should look for and how you can respond if you’re concerned about your child’s mental health
Even world leaders take selfies… In this video, Vicki Shotbolt of The Parent Zone talks about the hazards of online flirting via photos – and what to tell your child.
There are three main styles of parenting. Which one best describes you?
Some tips on responsible – and safe – use of Instagram.
Alex Holmes, the Diana Award anti-bullying programme manager, was previously a victim of bullying and now runs the anti-bullying ambassadors programme. In this video, he explains what cyberbullying is, why it hurts – and what you can do about it.
What are children really seeing online? Do parental filters work? Our stats may surprise you…
Support organisations for young people and parents who are concerned about what young people are having to deal with online.
If your child has come across something upsetting online – or something you think may be illegal – here’s what to do about it.
Instagram is now bigger than Twitter. What’s the big attraction? And is there anything you need to know?
What does good mental health look like when it comes to young people?
CEOP’s tips for ways to start a conversation with your teenager – and where to take it after that.
Is depression a fact of teenage life? What are the signs of depression and what can you do if you’re concerned that your child may be depressed? Young Minds’ Lucy Maddox offers some advice.
What goes online stays online. Some advice to help you and your child understand the long-term implications of publishing all about your life.
Top tips on staying up-to-date with what your children are doing online.
Does the fact that photos disappear from Snapchat make it completely safe to use? If things do go wrong, what can you do?
How to be a bit more careful, and a bit better informed, when using Snapchat.
What do you need to know about Snapchat?
It pays to be prepared for parents’ evenings…
Research shows that children do better at school if their parents are involved in their education. When parents show interest, exam results tend to improve – so what’s the best way to take an interest without putting them off completely?