If you’re worried about your child’s welfare or concerned about the effect their online activity is having on your family, it’s important to reach out.
There are several places you and your child can turn to in times of turmoil and it’s vital that your child is aware that they’re not alone.
Even if they don’t feel like they can talk to you or someone else in their close circle, Childline is always there to listen without judgement and offer support.
Childline and ISPCC
Your child can get in touch by calling 1800 66 66 66, free texting 50101 or by going to childline.ie and availing of the live messaging service.
ISPCC also has a Parenting Support Line that you can contact between 9am-1pm Monday-Friday by calling 01 522 4300 or emailing [email protected]
This is a confidential listening service, offering information, advice and emotional support to members of the public who contact us on any issue in relation to child protection and welfare.
The service is primarily aimed at individuals who have family relationship or parenting needs, as well as those who may have concerns in relation to children.
It enables the individual caller to talk over their needs with a professional ISPCC staff member who offers non-judgemental support, information and guidance.
Other Irish Support Services
An Garda Síochána
An Garda Síochána is the national police service of Ireland. For general enquiries, call 1800 666 111. In an emergency, call 999/112
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