Hello there, you are very welcome to Ask Alex,
We’re really glad you reached out to talk about this situation. It sounds like you’re going through a tough time, and it’s completely normal to feel worried when someone threatens to do something like sharing your information online. First and foremost, I want to reassure you that you’re not alone in this. We’re here to listen, support you, and help you explore your options.
We can understand how distressing it must be, especially since you were just trying to help people on your best friend’s server. It’s unfortunate that your ex-friend made such a threatening statement. If you’re unsure about the credibility of their claim, it’s really important to prioritise your online safety.
The most important step right now is to talk to a trusted adult, like a parent, guardian, or teacher, about what’s happened. They can guide you through the process of ensuring your online safety and may even be able to address the situation with the appropriate authorities if needed. Remember, your safety and well-being are paramount, and adults are here to protect and support you.
As you’re only 12, it’s absolutely okay not to know what to do in a situation like this. You’re still learning and growing, and that’s why it’s essential to look for guidance from those who care about you. Don’t hesitate to lean on your support system, and always remember that we’re here for you as well. Together, we can support you through this situation and help you find the best solution while ensuring your safety.
You’ve already taken a brave step by sharing your concerns. Keep in mind that there are people who care about your well-being, and they will do their best to support you through this difficult time. If you have any more questions or concerns, please feel free to share them with us. You’re not alone in this, and we’re here to help you every step of the way.
Our Childline Team are waiting to take your call or chat. Our free phone number is 1800 66 66 66
and you can access our Live Chat
service at Childline.ie
. Our Team are confidential and non-judgemental and we will help you with your next steps. There are a number of articles on the Childline website about how to be safe while online, if you would like to have a look at them www.childline.ie/online-safety/
Well done on taking the first step for support, remember, you do not have to go through this on your own. Take care of yourself, we would love to heare from you soon,