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Hi guys,

We have a new page on the site about the message board hosts, including how Max and I can help you on the boards :)

Check out the meet the hosts page for more info



Welcome to the message boards

The message boards are a place to share experiences and get support from other young people. It’s also a place to have fun and help shape the website!

If you are new to our site, you will need to sign up to your locker. It’s free, simple and lets you create a nickname to use on the boards. Also check out the FAQs and meet the rest of the community on the introductions board.

Not sure what to post? Visit the house rules and top tips to help get you started. There are also two helpful hosts: Charlie and Max who you will meet along the way.

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New to ChildLine? 

ChildLine community

Meet the rest of the community on the introductions message board

Has this helped?

Have the message boards helped you? If so, tell us how.


We want to make sure everyone can access the information provided on this site

We've put together a few tips and help for you. Please send us a message if you can't find what you're looking for. Or you have a suggestion of something we could include.

Using the keyboard instead of the mouse
As well as using the tab key to navigate through the screen, the ChildLine website has special access keys:

Alt+S = skip navigation
Alt+1 = home
Alt+0 = accessibility information.

Is the text size too large or too small?
You can change your text settings through your browser options:

In Internet Explorer, go to View > Text size and select your desired text size setting (eg, larger, smaller).

In Firefox, go to View > Text size and increase/decrease using Ctrl and + or -

If you have a scroll wheel on your mouse, you can hold down Ctrl and scroll back or forth to increase or decrease the font size in both IE and Firefox.

Changing your computer screen settings
To change the size of the image shown on your screen on a PC running Windows 95 and upwards, go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Display > Settings and change the desktop area by using the sliding bar.

On an Apple Mac, you can use the Monitor & Sound Control Panel to change the resolution.

Having difficulty with your keyboard or mouse?
You can fine-tune your mouse and keyboard settings under Start > Settings > Control Panel > Accessibility in Windows 95/98/NT/2000 and XP.

Skipping navigation for talking browsers and screen readers
For speech browsers, you can press Alt and S followed by Enter to skip navigation on our pages.

The site is W3C level A compliant.



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Message boards

The message boards are the place where you can talk to other ChildLine users and chat about issues. If you want to read the messages, you can click on the topic you want to read about below.  If you want to post a message you have to sign up to use the ChildLine website, or log in if you have already signed up. 

All posts to the message boards are moderated before they are posted, so your post won't appear immediately.  We will let you know if it can't be posted for any reason, by sending you a message to your personal inbox which is in your locker.