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Thursday 21 September 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Childline

This year
Opinion: We all must do more to reduce the incidences of bullying of children
Victoria Howson of the ISPCC says complacency over bullying must be avoided at all costs.
Last year
'To hear a child say they feel listened to is powerful': What it's like being a Childline volunteer
The service, run by the ISPCC, is looking for new volunteers.
All time
Childline contacted over 1,000 times between Christmas Eve and St Stephen's Day
Family conflict, mental health and self-harm were among the issues that young callers wished to discuss.
Over 700 children contacted Childline on Christmas
Children who contacted the helpline raised issues such as mental health difficulties, family tensions, and isolation.
Opinion: ‘It feels as though I’m answering a call on every shift from a child talking about suicide’
ISPCC Childline volunteer Lee Daly says many of the children calling in are struggling with all the extra issues brought about by the changes of 2020.
Childline contacts surge to over 70,000 during three months of Covid-19 restrictions
The number of contacts to doubled compared to the same period in 2019.
Two-week-long digital live music event aims to help Childline's 'dire need' for funding
Hozier will be the first to participate on Friday.
'Isolated at home with their tormentor': Childline experiences increase in calls since closure of schools
The ISPCC said home is not a happy place for all children and they do not have their regular support network in schools anymore.
Nearly 800 children contacted Childline on Christmas Day
Volunteers with the charity answered 793 calls, online contacts and texts from children yesterday.
'Sometimes they're just lonely and want a chat': What it means to volunteer at Childline
Childline saw it’s seventh millionth phone call earlier this year – we sat down with some volunteers to see what Childline means to them.
'Tension, fraught relationships, alcohol': Childline contacted 1,200 times on Christmas Day
The number represents a 25% increase on last year’s contacts.
Almost 200 supercars are driving around Ireland in an attempt to break a world record
Cannonball 2018 kicked off from Malahide Castle yesterday morning.
Childline answered 381,000 calls, texts and online messages from children last year
72% of phone calls answered by the charity came from males.
Kids call Childline upset after playing over-18s video games with family members
There is also concern about children talking to strangers online when they play these games.
Childline closes its services again as weather conditions begin to deteriorate further
The government has urged everyone across the country to be at home from 4pm today.
Childline received over 1,000 calls and messages from children on Christmas Day
Some got in touch because they were worried about abuse while others simply needed company.
'There's no problem too small to call about': Childline expecting over 1,000 calls today
A team of Childline volunteers are giving up their own Christmas to offer support to hundreds of children who will need to talk to someone.
ISPCC withdraws 'Headbomz' campaign ad from cinemas following worries it could upset children
The charity said it had consulted with over 150 children while developing the campaign.
'Christmas should mean safety and happiness': Over 1,000 contacted Childline yesterday
Alcohol abuse was consistently mentioned by worried children who contacted the charity on Christmas Day.
Childline received over 1,000 calls and messages from children on Christmas Day
Some got in touch because they were worried about alcohol abuse while others simply needed company.
Young girls are being told who to talk to and where to go by their boyfriends
Domestic violence can happen to anyone- regardless of their age, writes Alex O’Keefe.
Things I’ve learned from seven years as a Childline volunteer
After seven years of volunteering, I’ve learned a few things about young people that are worth sharing.
This courageous woman helped an 80-year-old man open up about being abused as a child
She said, “I call myself a victor sometimes because everyday is a victory over it.”
Tubridy says online bullies can 'hunt down children like a pack of dogs'
Childline answered over 1,200 calls every day in 2014.
Christmas Day at Childline: 1,208 calls and messages over just 24 hours
The charity had warned it would have to close its nighttime service — but a funding deal means it will now be able to stay open round-the-clock.
Some good news for a change: A funding deal means Childline can stay open 24-hours
The service had warned it would have to close during nighttime hours, unless essential funding could be raised.
Síle Seoige's Christmas charity single is beating Taylor Swift on iTunes
Kind of. Shake THAT off, Taylor.
Childline may have to close night service due to lack of funding
The charity needs €1.2 million in funding.
Could you be the first point of contact for a child who wants to talk?
The ISPCC is looking for volunteers for its Childline service.
'I take one less slice of bread for lunch' - how Irish children deal with recession
Last week Childline said its service deals not just with abuse children, but with children who are worried about the recession and how it’s impacted on their families.
Opinion: Childline is at breaking point – who else will listen to vulnerable children?
Childline should be expanding. Instead we’re faced with the awful possibility that a child calling in desperation might have no one to answer their call.
'We've told children we're here for them 24/7 - if charity crisis continues we won't be'
Ahead of the charity’s AGM in Dublin today, the ISPCC said it is now at breaking point and could be forced to close Childline at night – when children need them most.
Childline is at "breaking point" as donations continue to plummet
Some volunteers say they have been abused when fundraising by members of the public.
Abuse, violence, mental health: Children in Ireland called for help 664,000 times last year
Figures from Childline indicate children are more comfortable talking about mental health on the web, with 20 per cent of online contacts relating to this area.
Childline responded to 1,450 calls, texts and messages on Christmas Day
The figure represents a 20 per cent increase on last Christmas.
€130,000 donated to charity as 45,000 kind deeds logged
Childline received the most pledged kind deeds this week, receiving a cheque for €60,000.
Irish believe older women to be kindest group in Ireland
Survey finds that while young Irish men are ranked least kind – people are also less likely to BE kind to young men.
Star kids sing out to raise money for Childline
Starcamp participants have put together a cover of the song Solitaire to raise money for the helpline.
Column: Childline is the only option for some - that's why we volunteer
Volunteering with Childline can be challenging and difficult at times, write a group of volunteers from Childline Cork, who say although it can be heart-wrenching it is worth it.