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Don't be afraid of the dark net

Adults can be alarmed by the dark side of the internet, but can you help the children in your care build resilience online if you haven't investigated it yourself?

Setting boundaries that work

Children need boundaries to make them feel safe - and to push against. This is as important online as off. The Parent Zone's Sophie Linington offers some tips on digital boundary-setting.

Three tips for raising a child with a healthy body image

Being positive about eating and what people look like (and yes, we're afraid that means your own body, too) can make an enormous difference to how your child feels about their own appearance. Here are our guidelines for what (and what not) to do.

Three tips for starting a difficult conversation with your child

Sex, drugs, internet porn - no, no, no, you don't want to talk to your child about that! How embarrassing. Especially as you know hardly anything about any of it. But it's one of those jobs (like changing nappies) that parents are put on earth to do. Here are our tips for making it less of an ordeal.

Should parents worry about what their kids are doing online?

Do you sometimes feel your child is sharing not just too much information, but the wrong kind of information? Do you worry that their adolescent attitudes are going to hang over them for the rest of their lives? How do you talk to them about the identity they're creating with their friends - and how the internet makes that visible to everyone?

Body Confidence - how you can help

Why are so many girls dissatisfied with their appearance? What effect does this have on their school work and their confidence? What can you do to help?

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