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# ispcc - Tuesday 30 June, 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.

# ispcc - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Nearly 800 children contacted Childline on Christmas Day

Volunteers with the charity answered 793 calls, online contacts and texts from children yesterday.

# ispcc - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

'Tension, fraught relationships, alcohol': Childline contacted 1,200 times on Christmas Day

The number represents a 25% increase on last year’s contacts.

# ispcc - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

'Childhood is short and we are robbing it from thousands of children'

Accepting, without ambition to change, the numbers now living in emergency accommodation is fatal to tackling the problem, writes Cliodhna O’Neill of the ISPCC.

# ispcc - Monday 28 May, 2018

Childline answered 381,000 calls, texts and online messages from children last year

72% of phone calls answered by the charity came from males.

# ispcc - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Children's rights groups angry at Dáil vote setting digital age of consent at 16 (they wanted it to be 13)

The government had put forward a proposal to set the digital age of consent at 13.

# ispcc - Thursday 1 March, 2018

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.

# ispcc - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

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.

# ispcc - Saturday 2 December, 2017

6 months on from damning report, State finally taking concerns on child protection seriously says charity

Geoffrey Shannon published a damning audit of the approach from gardaí and Tusla to child protection concerns earlier this year.

# ispcc - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

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.

# ispcc - Monday 29 May, 2017

'Children are treated like human trash': The systematic failings in Ireland's child protection system

A report published today found serious issues with inter-agency cooperation when dealing with vulnerable children taken from their parents.

# ispcc - Friday 3 March, 2017

'Courage must lead to convictions': New garda phoneline set up for victims of child sex abuse

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan said the courage of those who report the crime must be rewarded.

# ispcc - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Poll: At what age should children get a smartphone? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: At what age should children get a smartphone?

The ISPCC said they had a case of a nine-year-old sending nude pictures of herself to her classmates.

# ispcc - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Children 'are accessing porn at sleepovers' and viewing explicit content on phones Sexualisation Of Children This post contains a poll

Children 'are accessing porn at sleepovers' and viewing explicit content on phones

Exposure to sexual imagery and language at a young age can lead to mental health problems.

# ispcc - Thursday 11 February, 2016

Here's what happened when seven politicians took questions from kids

Tough questions on the campaign trail.

# ispcc - Saturday 26 December, 2015

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.

# ispcc - Friday 4 September, 2015

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.

# ispcc - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Children are being put at risk because government is dragging its heels

We are failing to learn lessons from the past on child protection. It is a shameful mark of disrespect to the many children who have suffered abuse and neglect in Ireland.

# ispcc - Monday 16 March, 2015

'Religion class is one of the only places where students can express themselves'

It’s up to teachers to be as vigilant as possible when it comes to bullying, writes secondary teacher, Tia Duffy.

# ispcc - Monday 22 December, 2014

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.

# ispcc - Sunday 30 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge Síle Seoige's Christmas charity single is beating Taylor Swift on iTunes Maybe This Christmas

Síle Seoige's Christmas charity single is beating Taylor Swift on iTunes

Kind of. Shake THAT off, Taylor.

# ispcc - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Pony rescued after being found in 'excruciating pain' with head collar embedded in his face

The ISPCA wants to hear from anybody who has any information about the pony.

# ispcc - Sunday 10 August, 2014

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.

# ispcc - Saturday 31 May, 2014

'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.

# ispcc - Thursday 29 May, 2014

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.

# ispcc - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

'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.

# ispcc - Saturday 24 May, 2014

'It doesn't matter if it's the first or fifth time they've run away - it's not safe for the child'

Tomorrow is International Missing Children’s Day and the ISPCC said most of the 30,000 missing child cases in the last six years have been runaways.

# ispcc - Friday 23 May, 2014

ISPCC: Four-year sentence for mother reminder that child abuse occurs nationwide

The mother pleaded guilty to wilful neglect of her three children.

# ispcc - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Children can recover from sex abuse - but not if they've to wait 6 months for therapy

Children’s charities have been critical of the lack of access to services for children who have been sexually abused, as the HSE does not have the specialist staff to treat them.

# ispcc - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Three-quarters of Irish people don't believe slapping children works

Two children’s rights groups want the practice outlawed.

# ispcc - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Plain cigarette packaging should be introduced 'as soon as possible'

A coalition of health groups are meeting this morning to urge that upcoming legislation be enacted.

# ispcc - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

If you see children begging on the street, the ISPCC want you to report it

The society’s Leanbh service wants members of the public to contact their out of hours service or gardaí if they see children begging.

# ispcc - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Distressing short film imagines fate of missing child

ISPCC has released the fictional short to highlight awareness of its Missing Children’s Hotline.

# ispcc - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

It's now illegal to post nude pics online of your ex... in California

No more “revenge” porn for embittered exes.

ISPCC publishes tips on keeping children safe

The charity has published advice for parents in light of the alleged attack in Athlone. It urges parents to teach basic rules to children from the age of two.

# ispcc - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Poll: Should Ireland follow the UK's lead in blocking online porn? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland follow the UK's lead in blocking online porn?

Internet providers in the UK will have to automatically block access to porn to protect children.

# ispcc - Friday 7 June, 2013

24/7 hotline will provide support for missing children and their parents

The Missing Children’s Hotline is being launched in full by the ISPCC today.

# ispcc - Saturday 25 May, 2013

The anguish of parents and families highlighted on International Missing Children's Day

A child going missing is every parent’s nightmare – but what services are available to support the parents and families of missing children?

# ispcc - Monday 4 March, 2013

ISPCC launches campaign to shield children from bullying

Blue shield pins are to be sold throughout March to help raise awareness of child bullying.

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