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From TheJournal.ie Childline contacts surge to over 70,000 during three months of Covid-19 restrictions Childline

Childline contacts surge to over 70,000 during three months of Covid-19 restrictions

The number of contacts to Childline.ie doubled compared to the same period in 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Two-week-long digital live music event aims to help Childline's 'dire need' for funding Never Give Up On A Child

Two-week-long digital live music event aims to help Childline's 'dire need' for funding

Hozier will be the first to participate on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie 'Isolated at home with their tormentor': Childline experiences increase in calls since closure of schools Child Abuse

'Isolated at home with their tormentor': Childline experiences increase in calls since closure of schools

The ISPCC said home is not a happy place for all children and they do not have their regular support network in schools anymore.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 800 children contacted Childline on Christmas Day Childline

Nearly 800 children contacted Childline on Christmas Day

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Sometimes they're just lonely and want a chat': What it means to volunteer at Childline Mental Health This post contains videos

'Sometimes they're just lonely and want a chat': What it means to volunteer at Childline

Childline saw it’s seventh millionth phone call earlier this year – we sat down with some volunteers to see what Childline means to them.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: St Stephen's Day 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: St Stephen's Day

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

From TheJournal.ie 'Tension, fraught relationships, alcohol': Childline contacted 1,200 times on Christmas Day Childline

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Almost 200 supercars are driving around Ireland in an attempt to break a world record Cannonball 2018

Almost 200 supercars are driving around Ireland in an attempt to break a world record

Cannonball 2018 kicked off from Malahide Castle yesterday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Childline answered 381,000 calls, texts and online messages from children last year Abuse

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Kids call Childline upset after playing over-18s video games with family members A Safe Space

Kids call Childline upset after playing over-18s video games with family members

There is also concern about children talking to strangers online when they play these games.

From TheJournal.ie Childline closes its services again as weather conditions begin to deteriorate further Storm Emma

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.

From TheJournal.ie Childline received over 1,000 calls and messages from children on Christmas Day ISPCC

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's no problem too small to call about': Childline expecting over 1,000 calls today Helpline

'There's no problem too small to call about': Childline expecting over 1,000 calls today

A team of Childline volunteers are giving up their own Christmas to offer support to hundreds of children who will need to talk to someone.

From TheJournal.ie ISPCC withdraws 'Headbomz' campaign ad from cinemas following worries it could upset children Childline

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Christmas should mean safety and happiness': Over 1,000 contacted Childline yesterday Please Help

'Christmas should mean safety and happiness': Over 1,000 contacted Childline yesterday

Alcohol abuse was consistently mentioned by worried children who contacted the charity on Christmas Day.

From TheJournal.ie Childline received over 1,000 calls and messages from children on Christmas Day Abuse

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.

From TheJournal.ie Young girls are being told who to talk to and where to go by their boyfriends Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Things I’ve learned from seven years as a Childline volunteer Column

Things I’ve learned from seven years as a Childline volunteer

After seven years of volunteering, I’ve learned a few things about young people that are worth sharing.

From TheJournal.ie This courageous woman helped an 80-year-old man open up about being abused as a child Free To Talk

This courageous woman helped an 80-year-old man open up about being abused as a child

She said, “I call myself a victor sometimes because everyday is a victory over it.”

From TheJournal.ie Tubridy says online bullies can 'hunt down children like a pack of dogs' Mental Health

Tubridy says online bullies can 'hunt down children like a pack of dogs'

Childline answered over 1,200 calls every day in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Christmas Day at Childline: 1,208 calls and messages over just 24 hours Vital Help

Christmas Day at Childline: 1,208 calls and messages over just 24 hours

The charity had warned it would have to close its nighttime service — but a funding deal means it will now be able to stay open round-the-clock.

From TheJournal.ie Some good news for a change: A funding deal means Childline can stay open 24-hours Threat Lifted

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.

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

Kind of. Shake THAT off, Taylor.

From TheJournal.ie Childline may have to close night service due to lack of funding SOS

Childline may have to close night service due to lack of funding

The charity needs €1.2 million in funding.

From TheJournal.ie Could you be the first point of contact for a child who wants to talk? Support

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'I take one less slice of bread for lunch' - how Irish children deal with recession Every Little Helps

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Childline is at breaking point – who else will listen to vulnerable children? Children

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'We've told children we're here for them 24/7 - if charity crisis continues we won't be' Childline

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Childline is at "breaking point" as donations continue to plummet Funding

Childline is at "breaking point" as donations continue to plummet

Some volunteers say they have been abused when fundraising by members of the public.

From TheJournal.ie Abuse, violence, mental health: Children in Ireland called for help 664,000 times last year Childline

Abuse, violence, mental health: Children in Ireland called for help 664,000 times last year

Figures from Childline indicate children are more comfortable talking about mental health on the web, with 20 per cent of online contacts relating to this area.

From TheJournal.ie Childline responded to 1,450 calls, texts and messages on Christmas Day Volunteers

Childline responded to 1,450 calls, texts and messages on Christmas Day

The figure represents a 20 per cent increase on last Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie €130,000 donated to charity as 45,000 kind deeds logged Kindness Week

€130,000 donated to charity as 45,000 kind deeds logged

Childline received the most pledged kind deeds this week, receiving a cheque for €60,000.

From TheJournal.ie Irish believe older women to be kindest group in Ireland Caring

Irish believe older women to be kindest group in Ireland

Survey finds that while young Irish men are ranked least kind – people are also less likely to BE kind to young men.

From TheJournal.ie Star kids sing out to raise money for Childline Solitaire

Star kids sing out to raise money for Childline

Starcamp participants have put together a cover of the song Solitaire to raise money for the helpline.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Childline is the only option for some - that's why we volunteer Read Me

Column: Childline is the only option for some - that's why we volunteer

Volunteering with Childline can be challenging and difficult at times, write a group of volunteers from Childline Cork, who say although it can be heart-wrenching it is worth it.

From TheJournal.ie Lisa McInerney: New Year is where we resolve to be grown-ups Opinion

Lisa McInerney: New Year is where we resolve to be grown-ups

The true mark of maturity, however, is to stop beating ourselves up over not being the perfect adult – and to resolve to be a better kid.

From TheJournal.ie Childline received 1,212 calls, texts, and messages on Christmas Day Childline

Childline received 1,212 calls, texts, and messages on Christmas Day

The news comes as Childline – which does not receive government funding – says it is concerned about its finances in 2013.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Monday

Your nightly round-up of the day’s biggest news stores…

From TheJournal.ie Childline receives record number of calls on emotional abuse Childline This post contains videos

Childline receives record number of calls on emotional abuse

Powerful new video from ISPCC highlights damage caused by verbal abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Bullying is not just a 'natural' part of growing up Opinion

Column: Bullying is not just a 'natural' part of growing up

Forty per cent of 9-year-olds in Ireland have experienced bullying – and as Lisa Collins writes, more needs to be done to encourage children to speak out.

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