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My online friend got stabbed

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what should i do if my online friend got stabbed


Welcome to Ask Alex, and thank you for reaching out. 
We’re really sorry to hear about the situation your online friend is in. It must be very distressing for you to know that someone you care about is going through something so serious. They are lucky to have your concern and that you to help them.
The most important thing you can do is to encourage your friend to look for immediate help from a trusted adult. They need someone who can provide them with the necessary support and assistance. Let them know they can the  the Gardaí, if your friend hasn’t already done so, as they can provide the appropriate help and investigation. You can contact them for free at 999 or 112.
Remember, you don’t have to handle this on your own. Reach out to your own trusted adults, like parents, guardians, or teachers, and share your concerns with them. They can offer guidance on how to support your online friend during this challenging time.
Also, let your friend know about the Childline. The Team are available 24/7 and can be reached at 1800 66 66 66 or through Live Chat at Both are non-judgmental and confidential services, and we are here to provide the support and help that your friend may need.
We are here for you too. It is important that you are supported during this time as well.
You’re doing a caring thing by looking for help and advice for your friend. Always remember, you’re not alone in this; there are people and resources available to support you and your friend through difficult times. Please reach out to Childline or other trusted adults if you need further help or if your friend’s situation worsens. We are here for you, to support you and explore your options with you. Take care.
Warm regards,

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