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# ispcc - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 30th 2020, 3:05 PM 6,668 Views 6 Comments

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

# ispcc - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Nearly 800 children contacted Childline on Christmas Day
# Childline
# Childline

Nearly 800 children contacted Childline on Christmas Day

Dec 26th 2019, 10:41 AM 28,567 Views 28 Comments

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

# ispcc - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 26th 2018, 7:43 AM 12,765 Views 3 Comments

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

# ispcc - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

'Childhood is short and we are robbing it from thousands of children'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Childhood is short and we are robbing it from thousands of children'

Jul 4th 2018, 7:00 PM 26,608 Views 51 Comments

Accepting, without ambition to change, the numbers now living in emergency accommodation is fatal to tackling the problem, writes Cliodhna O’Neill of the ISPCC.

# ispcc - Monday 28 May, 2018

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

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

May 28th 2018, 10:45 AM 6,266 Views 10 Comments

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

# ispcc - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Children's rights groups angry at Dáil vote setting digital age of consent at 16 (they wanted it to be 13)
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Children's rights groups angry at Dáil vote setting digital age of consent at 16 (they wanted it to be 13)

May 16th 2018, 7:04 PM 19,528 Views 15 Comments

The government had put forward a proposal to set the digital age of consent at 13.

# ispcc - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Childline closes its services again as weather conditions begin to deteriorate further
# Storm Emma
# Storm Emma

Childline closes its services again as weather conditions begin to deteriorate further

Mar 1st 2018, 4:13 PM 9,574 Views 9 Comments

The government has urged everyone across the country to be at home from 4pm today.

# ispcc - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Childline received over 1,000 calls and messages from children on Christmas Day
# ISPCC
# ISPCC

Childline received over 1,000 calls and messages from children on Christmas Day

Dec 26th 2017, 8:41 AM 14,772 Views 13 Comments

Some got in touch because they were worried about abuse while others simply needed company.

# ispcc - Saturday 2 December, 2017

6 months on from damning report, State finally taking concerns on child protection seriously says charity
# National Level
# National Level

6 months on from damning report, State finally taking concerns on child protection seriously says charity

Dec 2nd 2017, 10:00 PM 12,017 Views 9 Comments

Geoffrey Shannon published a damning audit of the approach from gardaí and Tusla to child protection concerns earlier this year.

# ispcc - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

ISPCC withdraws 'Headbomz' campaign ad from cinemas following worries it could upset children
# Childline
# Childline

ISPCC withdraws 'Headbomz' campaign ad from cinemas following worries it could upset children

Jun 6th 2017, 8:51 PM 25,989 Views 22 Comments

The charity said it had consulted with over 150 children while developing the campaign.

# ispcc - Monday 29 May, 2017

'Children are treated like human trash': The systematic failings in Ireland's child protection system
# Tusla
# Tusla

'Children are treated like human trash': The systematic failings in Ireland's child protection system

May 29th 2017, 1:50 PM 18,908 Views 16 Comments

A report published today found serious issues with inter-agency cooperation when dealing with vulnerable children taken from their parents.

# ispcc - Friday 3 March, 2017

'Courage must lead to convictions': New garda phoneline set up for victims of child sex abuse
# Reach Out
# Reach Out

'Courage must lead to convictions': New garda phoneline set up for victims of child sex abuse

Mar 3rd 2017, 12:00 AM 7,213 Views 40 Comments

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan said the courage of those who report the crime must be rewarded.

# ispcc - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Poll: At what age should children get a smartphone?
# What Do You Think
# What Do You Think

Poll: At what age should children get a smartphone?

Feb 23rd 2017, 9:14 AM 37,028 Views 100 Comments

The ISPCC said they had a case of a nine-year-old sending nude pictures of herself to her classmates.

# ispcc - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Children 'are accessing porn at sleepovers' and viewing explicit content on phones
# Sexualisation Of Children
# Sexualisation Of Children

Children 'are accessing porn at sleepovers' and viewing explicit content on phones

Jul 30th 2016, 10:00 PM 34,164 Views 121 Comments

Exposure to sexual imagery and language at a young age can lead to mental health problems.

# ispcc - Thursday 11 February, 2016

Here's what happened when seven politicians took questions from kids
# Kids Talk
# Kids Talk

Here's what happened when seven politicians took questions from kids

Feb 11th 2016, 7:30 PM 12,404 Views 8 Comments

Tough questions on the campaign trail.

# ispcc - Saturday 26 December, 2015

Childline received over 1,000 calls and messages from children on Christmas Day
# Abuse
# Abuse

Childline received over 1,000 calls and messages from children on Christmas Day

Dec 26th 2015, 6:01 PM 18,358 Views 39 Comments

Some got in touch because they were worried about alcohol abuse while others simply needed company.

# ispcc - Friday 4 September, 2015

Young girls are being told who to talk to and where to go by their boyfriends
# Opinion
# Opinion

Young girls are being told who to talk to and where to go by their boyfriends

Sep 4th 2015, 1:10 PM 286 Views 55 Comments

Domestic violence can happen to anyone- regardless of their age, writes Alex O’Keefe.

# ispcc - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Children are being put at risk because government is dragging its heels
# Opinion
# Opinion

Children are being put at risk because government is dragging its heels

Jul 7th 2015, 4:40 PM 132 Views 20 Comments

We are failing to learn lessons from the past on child protection. It is a shameful mark of disrespect to the many children who have suffered abuse and neglect in Ireland.

# ispcc - Monday 16 March, 2015

'Religion class is one of the only places where students can express themselves'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Religion class is one of the only places where students can express themselves'

Mar 16th 2015, 2:00 PM 2,042 Views 61 Comments

It’s up to teachers to be as vigilant as possible when it comes to bullying, writes secondary teacher, Tia Duffy.

# ispcc - Monday 22 December, 2014

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

Some good news for a change: A funding deal means Childline can stay open 24-hours

Dec 22nd 2014, 5:05 PM 8,969 Views 26 Comments

The service had warned it would have to close during nighttime hours, unless essential funding could be raised.

# ispcc - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Síle Seoige's Christmas charity single is beating Taylor Swift on iTunes
# Maybe This Christmas
From The Daily Edge
# Maybe This Christmas

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

Nov 30th 2014, 11:16 AM 3,518 Views 1 Comment

Kind of. Shake THAT off, Taylor.

# ispcc - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Pony rescued after being found in 'excruciating pain' with head collar embedded in his face
# Sligo
# Sligo

Pony rescued after being found in 'excruciating pain' with head collar embedded in his face

Nov 11th 2014, 11:21 AM 15,754 Views 16 Comments

The ISPCA wants to hear from anybody who has any information about the pony.

# ispcc - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Could you be the first point of contact for a child who wants to talk?
# Support
# Support

Could you be the first point of contact for a child who wants to talk?

Aug 10th 2014, 4:00 PM 17,030 Views 14 Comments

The ISPCC is looking for volunteers for its Childline service.

# ispcc - Saturday 31 May, 2014

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

'I take one less slice of bread for lunch' - how Irish children deal with recession

May 31st 2014, 7:37 PM 25,562 Views 72 Comments

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.

# ispcc - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Opinion: Childline is at breaking point – who else will listen to vulnerable children?
# Children
# Children

Opinion: Childline is at breaking point – who else will listen to vulnerable children?

May 29th 2014, 8:00 AM 779 Views 21 Comments

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.

# ispcc - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

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

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

May 27th 2014, 10:54 PM 9,188 Views 36 Comments

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.

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

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

May 27th 2014, 10:39 AM 5,508 Views 35 Comments

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

# ispcc - Saturday 24 May, 2014

'It doesn't matter if it's the first or fifth time they've run away - it's not safe for the child'
# Missing
# Missing

'It doesn't matter if it's the first or fifth time they've run away - it's not safe for the child'

May 24th 2014, 7:00 AM 9,007 Views 7 Comments

Tomorrow is International Missing Children’s Day and the ISPCC said most of the 30,000 missing child cases in the last six years have been runaways.

# ispcc - Friday 23 May, 2014

ISPCC: Four-year sentence for mother reminder that child abuse occurs nationwide
# Wilful Neglect
# Wilful Neglect

ISPCC: Four-year sentence for mother reminder that child abuse occurs nationwide

May 23rd 2014, 1:34 PM 15,163 Views 46 Comments

The mother pleaded guilty to wilful neglect of her three children.

# ispcc - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Children can recover from sex abuse - but not if they've to wait 6 months for therapy
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Children can recover from sex abuse - but not if they've to wait 6 months for therapy

May 21st 2014, 6:15 AM 7,000 Views 16 Comments

Children’s charities have been critical of the lack of access to services for children who have been sexually abused, as the HSE does not have the specialist staff to treat them.

# ispcc - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Three-quarters of Irish people don't believe slapping children works
# Discipline
# Discipline

Three-quarters of Irish people don't believe slapping children works

Feb 6th 2014, 3:38 PM 13,339 Views 185 Comments

Two children’s rights groups want the practice outlawed.

# ispcc - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Plain cigarette packaging should be introduced 'as soon as possible'
# Tobacco
# Tobacco

Plain cigarette packaging should be introduced 'as soon as possible'

Jan 23rd 2014, 9:02 AM 5,866 Views 39 Comments

A coalition of health groups are meeting this morning to urge that upcoming legislation be enacted.

# ispcc - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

If you see children begging on the street, the ISPCC want you to report it
# Neglect
# Neglect

If you see children begging on the street, the ISPCC want you to report it

Dec 17th 2013, 8:59 AM 9,524 Views 30 Comments

The society’s Leanbh service wants members of the public to contact their out of hours service or gardaí if they see children begging.

# ispcc - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Distressing short film imagines fate of missing child
# Child Safety
# Child Safety

Distressing short film imagines fate of missing child

Dec 4th 2013, 12:05 PM 21,791 Views 37 Comments

ISPCC has released the fictional short to highlight awareness of its Missing Children’s Hotline.

# ispcc - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

It's now illegal to post nude pics online of your ex... in California
# No Nudes
# No Nudes

It's now illegal to post nude pics online of your ex... in California

Oct 2nd 2013, 8:00 PM 14,172 Views 27 Comments

No more “revenge” porn for embittered exes.

ISPCC publishes tips on keeping children safe
# Athlone
# Athlone

ISPCC publishes tips on keeping children safe

Oct 2nd 2013, 2:21 PM 11,394 Views 0 Comments

The charity has published advice for parents in light of the alleged attack in Athlone. It urges parents to teach basic rules to children from the age of two.

# ispcc - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Poll: Should Ireland follow the UK's lead in blocking online porn?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland follow the UK's lead in blocking online porn?

Jul 23rd 2013, 9:33 AM 19,954 Views 206 Comments

Internet providers in the UK will have to automatically block access to porn to protect children.

# ispcc - Friday 7 June, 2013

24/7 hotline will provide support for missing children and their parents
# Missing Children
# Missing Children

24/7 hotline will provide support for missing children and their parents

Jun 7th 2013, 8:48 AM 2,823 Views 4 Comments

The Missing Children’s Hotline is being launched in full by the ISPCC today.

# ispcc - Saturday 25 May, 2013

The anguish of parents and families highlighted on International Missing Children's Day
# Missing Children
# Missing Children

The anguish of parents and families highlighted on International Missing Children's Day

May 25th 2013, 1:06 PM 5,318 Views 10 Comments

A child going missing is every parent’s nightmare – but what services are available to support the parents and families of missing children?

# ispcc - Monday 4 March, 2013

ISPCC launches campaign to shield children from bullying
# ISPCC
# ISPCC

ISPCC launches campaign to shield children from bullying

Mar 4th 2013, 2:31 PM 4,035 Views 5 Comments

Blue shield pins are to be sold throughout March to help raise awareness of child bullying.

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