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February 9, 2023

Childline contacted twice a day by children seeking help with alcoholic parent

  • Childline has reported being contacted twice a day by children who are seeking support with parental alcohol or drug abuse.
  • NSPCC counsellors delivered 633 sessions to children last year across the UK concerned about substance misuse.
  • One 15-year-old who contacted Childline said, “I am having a hard time at home. My dad is always drunk and gets quite violent”.
  • The figures have been released ahead of Children of Alcoholics week, which begins on Monday.
  • For the full story, go to the Yahoo website.

Yubo launches in-app safety campaign for Safer Internet Day 2023

  • Yubo has partnered with Childnet and Respect Zone to launch two new online safety campaigns.
  • English and French speaking users on Yubo will be encouraged to participate with Safer Internet Day and their in-app swipe campaign for the whole of February.
  • The campaign will share information on online safety best practices and how to share personal experiences on online platforms.
  • Users can also participate in a quiz created by Childnet which is designed to illustrate real life examples of online harassment.
  • To learn more about Yubo, check out our article.
  • For the full story, visit the PR NewsWire website.

Lego group aims to tackle online safety with its Play Smart initiative

  • The Lego Group has launched a new initiative called Play Smart which aims to tackle online safety by providing children with tips and advice.
  • Play Smart aims to empower families and help children stay safe online.
  • Guidance includes information about online bullying and how to manage screen time.
  • To learn more, go to the Brick Fanatics website.