To Pat / 25 Jan 2020
Topic: Give me my phone back
My ma won’t give me my phone back
From Pat / 11 Feb 2020
Welcome to Ask Pat,
It sounds like there might be issues between you and your ma at the moment. From what you have said in your question, it is difficult to know what is going on for you, why your ma has your phone and will not give it back.
Your parents have the responsibility to provide support for you and to keep you safe until you are 18 years of age. On our website, we have some useful tips for getting along with your family that you may find helpful, in the ‘Info and Advice’ section under ‘Home & Families’. You might also find it helpful to talk about this further.
You can contact Childline on 1800 66 66 66 to talk about what is going on for you. Or you can contact our text service, 50101 or webchat service, through the website, which are available from 10am to 4 am every day. All of these services are free of charge.
Childline is here to listen and support and to help you to explore the options that are available to you in your life to help you in a way that suits you.