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Hi everyone,

From the 5th of July at 7pm the ChildLine website will be in a read only state in order to prepare for the new ChildLine website. This means that you won’t be able to send a letter to Sam, add anything to the message boards, post an image to the public gallery or edit any user details like your nickname.

You’ll still be able to have a 1-2-1 chat, send and receive PIBs, create an account, save an image to your locker and chat to a counsellor by calling 0800 1111. Find more information on our website project page.


Welcome to the message boards

Here you can share your experiences, have fun and get support from other young people in the same situations.

New and want to post a message?

1. Sign up for free to create a nickname
2. Take a look at some rules and top tips
3. Come and say hi :)

 The boards are aimed at young people aged 11 and over. Some of the language and type of things being discussed are not appropriate and can be upsetting for younger children.

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New to ChildLine? 

ChildLine community

Meet the rest of the community on the introductions message board


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.



The device you are using needs Adobe Flash installed to operate this feature. You can try installing a Flash plug in at or if this doesn’t work, try a different device

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.