Organisations Who Can Help

NSPCCThe UK’s leading charity, specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children.
Child-lineHelps anyone under 19 in the UK with an issue big or small.
Young MindsA new approach to ensure that the online world does not damage young people’s mental health. With more focus given to building young people’s digital resilience.
EACHFor adults and young people affected by homophobia and transphobia
SamaritiansSafe place to talk for those in need.
LifelineHelpline service for people experiencing distress or despair.
PSNI Cyber-crime unit

Useful Resources

Public health England; Action to build Young People’s resilience in schools

This review provides a summary of evidence about the effect of resilience on health, the unequal distribution of resilience and its contribution to levels of health inequalities. It also outlines steps that schools can take to support the development of resilience in their students.

Focus on internet;

Help/ Advice against cyber bullying

The Digital trust helps victims of digital and cyber abuse.  Their site has many useful resources including guides to improve online safety and information on the signs of online stalking.

EACH – Educational Action Challenging Homophobia

The EACH website has a range of information and resources to help people challenge Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia in schools and in the workplace.

Cara-Friend (Area served N.Ireland): 028 9032 2023 gay men, 028 9023 8668 lesbians

 Cara-Friend is the oldest and largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans voluntary organisation in Northern Ireland. Cara-Friend provides a range of services from Counselling, Befriending, Information and Support, Telephone Helpline Services, Youth Services, Family Support Services, Training for School staff and pupils, and LGBT rights and advocacy work.

Helpline numbers 028 9032 2023 gay men, 028 9023 8668 lesbians

NCB- help young people cope/react to bullying

The Anti-Bullying Alliance is a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying. The website has interactive tools for parents and teachers on anti-bullying.

Talking about your sexuality

Talking about sex doesn’t have to be as difficult as you think. Whether it’s knowing about your contraceptive choices, explaining STIs, coping with emotions or understanding your body, you’ll find straightforward information and advice to make it easier to discuss everything to do with sexual health, right here

Staying safe online, gaming, chatrooms, phones, email.

Childnet International, is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children and young people. This site contains tips and advice for how to keep children and young people safe online. It covers many forms of online activities including gaming, chatrooms and phones.

18u provides information and support to young people who have been abused in any way.

18u us an organisation that provides support and advice to anyone aged 18 and under who has suffered any form of abuse. Their website has more information on the organisation, message boards and other resources for young people and those that work with them.

Crisis response for those in distress/despair

Lifeline is the Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing distress or despair. No matter what your age or where you live in Northern Ireland, if you are or someone you know is in distress or despair, Lifeline is here to help. The site has answer to many frequently asked questions fo those in distress or despair and those worried about another person.

Support Line

This webpage lists agencies providing help for health problems, depression, mental health and suicide

Partnership with BT

The internet is a fantastic place for children to learn, create and have fun, but they may occasionally have to deal with a variety of sometimes challenging issues.

These might include cyberbullying, pressure to take part in sexting, encouragement to self-harm, viewing pornography, along with various others. But there are positive things you can do to equip yourself and your child, and support them in resolving any issue they may face.

A guide to Fortnite

Here is a guide to help you understand one of the most popular online games today.  This guide covers aspects of gameplay, privacy settings and a jargon buster to help you understand potential risks of using the game and how to keep yourself and others safe when enjoying it online.