The message boards are a place to share experiences and get support from other young people. It is not a social networking site. All messages posted on the boards are moderated within at least 24 hours to make sure the house rules on this page are met. If your post is failed, you’ll be sent a message to your locker explaining why.
After you've read the house rulesIf there is still something you're not sure about, you can post a thread on the ChildLine information message board or visit the FAQ page for more information.
If anything happens on the boards that worries you then please contact a member of the counselling team or Charlie-Host immediately.
If your messages or nickname contain any of the information below and do not follow these rules, they will be automatically rejected by moderation and will not go live.
This can happen when the original question has been answered and the thread turns into a conversation between two posters. This can then exclude other people from joining in. It’s important to give new threads a chance to develop and for you to get support from new people every now and again.
We want to make sure you don’t rely on only one person for support. The purpose of the message boards is getting help from the whole community not just close friendships. Threads will be closed if they are set up for the purpose of talking to specific people or if they become too personal and others feel like they can't join in.
Long threads between a few people mean that there is a lot of information about you in one place. If pieced together this could make it easier to identify who you are off the boards.
If there are several similar threads in the ChildLine category on the same subject we may need to close some of them to give new ideas space.
Sometimes subjects can cause offense in an unexpected way. If a thread begins to cause an argument we may close it to avoid bad feeling.
The message boards have threads going back some time. If we find that several older threads that have been quiet for some time are bumped back to the top of a board we may close them to give newer threads space to develop. Chances are the original issue has been resolved so you don’t need to reply anymore.
Have you got something to say, or want to ask a question? Visit the message board to have your say.
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