Children & Young People

Worried About You or A Friend?

If you've got a problem or are worried about someone you know, it can be hard to know what to do to make the situation better. You don't have to manage on your own. Talking to someone can make you feel better and help you find a solution. Try talking to your friends or an adult that you can trust like a parent or teacher. There are also other people to help you.


"You can contact Childline about anything. No problem is too big or too small. Whatever your worry it's better out than in."
You can contact Childline by phone, email, text or via a message board.

To phone call 0800 1111. They have a video that shows you what happens when you contact them and lots of ideas and information about keeping safe.

Isle of Wight Children's Services

Isle of Wight Children's Services have a team that is there to help you. You can ring this number 0300 300 0117 any time of day. In an emergency you can ring the police by phoning 999.

You might not want to talk to anyone about your worries because you are embarrassed, you might think people won't take you seriously or understand you, or that they might tell someone else when you don't want them to. You might think adults have let you down, so find it hard to trust them. It can be very difficult to talk about your feelings and what's happening in your life, but some problems won't go away if you try to sort them out yourself or ignore them.

Read this Guide to Children's Services

Sexual Exploitation

Information for boys.


Young people helping and supporting each other online

TheSite - Advice for 16-25 year olds.

Do It! - Information about Volunteering

Opportunity - Childnet Youth Ambassador

Childnet International is looking for young people aged 13 to 17 to become Youth Ambassadors for Project deSHAME, a new project that aims to work towards online equality and to find ways to remove and prevent the online pressures and harassment young people can face. Youth Ambassadors will have the opportunity to share their experiences and views on issues such as cyberbullying, peer pressure, healthy relationships and online sexual harassment. Applications close on 16 June 2017.

More information can be found here:  

A description of the role can be found here


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