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What happens when I get in touch with Childline?

The Childline 24-Hour Support Line is one of the services provided by the ISPCC and is available for all young people, aged 18 years and younger.
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Childline’s 24 Hour Support Line and Other Services Explained

What exactly is Childline's 24 Hour Support Line and what other services do you provide for children and families?
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5 simple ways to be a better listener

Everybody wants to be heard. Follow these five, simple steps in order to become a better, more active listener.
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The Five Golden Rules of helping someone with anxiety issues

It's not always easy to know what to say to someone who is extremely anxious but these five golden rules will help a lot.
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Not sure how to ask for help? Here’s what to do

We all need help sometimes but it's not always easy knowing who we can turn to for help. Here are a few tips on the best way to get support.
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What you need to know about passwords and screen names

We have some helpful tips you can follow around passwords and screen names that will help keep your data and accounts safe!
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What is online grooming?

Online grooming is when someone builds a relationship with you over social media or online gaming so they can manipulate or exploit you.
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What is a Loot Box?

A loot box is “an in-game purchase consisting of a virtual container that awards players with items and modifications based on chance”.
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What is OnlyFans?

OnlyFans is a subscription-based content sharing platform that has become very popular with sex workers and adult content creators.
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How to protect yourself from inappropriate content

The Internet is a fascinating place but it's important to know how to protect yourself from inappropriate content that might upset you.
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5 reasons why it’s never a good idea to ‘Send Nudes’

Trigger Warning: This article contains references to sexual exploitation. If you have been exploited online, contact An Garda Síochána immediately. 
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What is Data Protection and the Age of Digital Consent?

The Age of Digital Consent is the minimum age someone must be before an internet company can collect, process and store their data.
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