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  • How to deal with internet 'haters'
    Concerned that hateful social media comments are upsetting your child? Read our advice on dealing with the negative effects of social media & being bullied online.
    Average read time: 6mins read

    ‘Haters’ have become an unwelcome fixture of the internet. These are people who post negative or disrespectful comments on photos, videos or other social media streams. Sadly, learning to deal with a hater is now an important life skill for your child.

  • Staying safe online: the effects of social media on young people
    How does social media affect teenagers, and what can parents do to protect their children from the negative effects of social media?
    Average read time: 6mins read

    Keeping up with young people on social media today can be daunting for parents, especially when young people change their social networks and profile pictures as often as their socks. We spoke to experts, parents and young people themselves to pull together useful advice to help you navigate your child's online universe, and also bring them back down to Earth.

  • How does social media affect teens?
    What's the impact of social media on youth? Find out what teens think about their own social media use, and get tips to help kids use social networks positively.
    Average read time: 9mins read

    Social media issues permeate every aspect of a young person’s life these days, whether it’s revealing TMI (Too Much Info) about their boyfriend or girlfriend on Snapchat, having public spats with their BFF (Best Friend Forever) on Twitter or inadvertently inviting gatecrashers by posting party details on Facebook. 

  • Why is social media important to young people?
    Why is social networking so important to young people? Explore the positive and negative effects of social media, and why it can cause loss of self-esteem
    Average read time: 7mins read

    Arguably the biggest difference between our own teenage years and those of our children, social media is here to stay. So how do we help our young people use it in a positive way?

  • Positive body confidence – how social media can affect body image
    Why do young people love social media? And could their use of it cause body confidence issues? Advice on minimising the negative impacts of social media.
    Average read time: 6mins read

    In the dazzling world of social media, today’s youth are often living their lives in full view of an online audience. For those from a different generation, the idea of ‘checking in’ online or sharing a selfie to let people know where you are and what you're up to might seem bizarre. But for young people today, getting ‘likes’ on photos, posts or comments in the virtual world can bring a powerful sense of accomplishment and community acceptance.

  • #SelfEsteemAtHome: Body confidence classes for kids
    Join the Dove Self-Esteem Project and body positive activist Megan Crabbe @bodyposipanda as they deliver self-esteem classes for kids while they’re staying safe at home.
    Average read time: 4mins read

    The Dove Self-Esteem Project has teamed up with body positive activist Megan Crabbe @meganjaynecrabbe to provide positivity for young people through classes while they’re staying safe at home.

  • Dove, Cartoon Network and Steven Universe
    Find out more about our partnership with Steven Universe.
    Average read time: 3mins read

    Wondering how to boost childrens’ confidence? We’ve partnered with Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe cartoon to help young people build self-esteem.

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