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Friends

Friends

FriendshipHaving good friends is great, and friendships can last a whole lifetime. Like all relationships though, friendships can go through good times and bad times.

When your friends are unhappy or you have fallen out with each other, it can be really upsetting and make you sad.

When one of your friends is having problems or is upset it can make you unhappy too. 

 
 
 
 
 

Friendships

Friends are great. They can have a laugh together and support each other if they are unhappy. Sometimes friendships can have problems too and it can be hard to know what to do. Read more about Friendships

Peer pressure

Peer pressure is feeling like you have to do something just because all your friends are doing it. It's OK to say no and make your own choices. Read more about Peer pressure

Advice about helping a friend

If one of your friends is having problems, it can make you unhappy too. If you are worried about someone, it can help to talk to someone about it. Here you’ll find advice about how to help a friend in different situations. Read more about Advice about helping a friend

Top tips for making friends

Making friends isn’t always easy. If you find it difficult, here are some tips to help. Read more about Top tips for making friends

 
 
 
 
 

Accessibility

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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