Families tease each other all the time. Banter is part of the way we bond. But when banter and teasing focus on appearance, we don’t always realise the effect it can have on the self-esteem of children.
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We all have doubts about the way we look from time to time – children and adults alike. But sometimes these niggling doubts can develop into serious and lasting low self-esteem.
Airbrushed, edited online images can give young people an unrealistic idea of how they ought to look. As a result, teenagers may diet in an effort to look more like the pictures of celebs and influencers that they see online.
Sophie Jones at NCA-CEOP explains the difference between healthy and unhealthy sexual behaviour and what you can do if you are concerned about your child’s behaviour.
It’s never too early to talk to your child about what they do online and who to talk to if they come across anything that makes them feel worried, scared or sad.
Here NCA-CEOP explains how some offenders may demand money using indecent images as online blackmail, how you can talk to your child about the risks, and where to go for further information and support.
The so-called Momo challenge understandably caused many parents concern, even though it turned out to be a hoax. Thankfully there is no evidence of direct harm caused to any child, but that doesn’t reduce the worry and confusion for parents.
If you feel as though you and your family could make some changes to get back in control of your screen time, here are some easy hacks to help you do it.
Clinical Psychologist Dr Asha Patel on the signs and possible causes of low mood in children and young people, and how parents can help.