Resources for children and young people

I thought it might be helpful to have a space where children and young people can find resources. This space is also for those who care for, support and work with them.

These resources have been identified by me or recommended by other safe people.

If you know of any other websites, apps, books, groups etc that might be of help, please let me know through the form on the “Contact us” page.

Websites and helplines

Safeline Young People

This site, SLYP, is set up specifically for children and young people. SLYP also has an Instagram page

At Safeline we know that our services can make a difference and we have over 20 years’ experience of working with young people who have suffered abuse so that they can heal from their experiences.

Last year we worked with hundreds of students in schools, youth clubs and other settings on creative projects that would help them to gain new skills and build confidence as well as learning how to stay safe.  We train teachers, youth leaders and other professionals in child protection and safeguarding and enable them to understand and work with children and young people.

Childline

Childline is open every day and is for all children and young people up to the age of 18 in Ireland.

You can contact Childline for free at any time of the day or night by calling 1800 66 66 66. You can also chat with us live on this website, or, if you prefer to text, you can contact Childline by sending a text to 50101.

Young Minds

A national website providing information and support for young people. Also has a helpline for parents. Also provides training for professionals.

CEOP

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online? You can contact the police special team here. They also have some very good resources for different age groups.

Survivors UK

A charity which has specific help for young men aged 13 – 18

NSPCC

Information and support from the National Children’s Charity.

Internet Matters

Information, advice and support for parents and carers, helping keep their children safe online.

Think You Know

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

Explore one of the six Thinkuknow websites for advice about staying safe when you’re on a phone, tablet or computer.

Safer Internet

Online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.

kidscape

Help with bullying for children, parents, carers and professionals. Also has a Parents Advice Line.

Facebook Safety Centre

Information, advice and settings for Facebook safety.

Safe and Sound

A charity based in Derby, Safe and Sound works to support young people who have experienced Child Sexual Exploitation – CSE.

Their site contains information and support for children, their carers and for professionals.

My thanks to Patrinda and Emma from the Safeline Education and Prevention Team for their suggestions.