NSPCC takes over First Utility website to raise funds to power Childline

The NSPCC has taken over the First Utility website for the month of August to encourage energy customers to do their bit to ensure children in need always have somewhere to go for help and advice. New and existing customers who switch to any of First Utility’s tariffs this month will generate a five pound donation from the energy company to the children’s charity. Five pounds is enough to cover the cost of a call to the NSPCC’s Childline service, with the gas and electricity supplier aiming to generate enough…

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21% rise in Childline counselling sessions about exam results

Childline, have started a new campaign via their website to highlight the a 21% rise in Childline counselling sessions with young people who are worried about exam results in the last 2 years. Overall there were 1,133 counselling sessions for young people concerned about exam results in 2016/17. The rise was particularly dramatic among 16-18 year olds  – with Childline counselling sessions up 68% over the last 2 years. More than a quarter of all counselling sessions took place in August, when GCSE and A-Level results are released.  Peter Wanless,…

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Catherine Tate lends her voice to new NSPCC campaign

Doctor Who star Catherine Tate is backing an NSPCC and O2 campaign urging parents to make online safety as high a priority for their children as road safety. It comes as a survey of parents of 8-13 year olds finds only 19% are frequently discussing the topic with their children. The findings also revealed that just 17% of parents talk to their child about changing the location settings on the apps and sites they use, which could leave them vulnerable to being targeted by online abusers. Recent NSPCC and O2…

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80% of children don’t feel protected by social media companies

Four out of five children feel that social media companies aren’t doing enough to protect them from pornography, self-harm, bullying, and hatred on their sites, NSPCC and O2 research has found. Out of the 1,696 children and young people surveyed 1,380 said social media sites needed to do more to protect them from inappropriate or harmful content. The findings are revealed in the latest Net Aware guide, the UK’s only parents’ guide to 39 of the most popular social media sites, apps, and games used by young people, produced by…

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