You can tell us as much or as little as you want to. Sometimes a ChildLine counsellor will ask you if you want to give a first name, but it’s up to you if you want to do this.
You can always make up a name if you don’t want to give us your real name. We would ask you to use the same name if you do get in touch with us again so that we know it’s you.
When you go online, you will be asked to choose a username and a nickname, and it’s up to you what you decide to call yourself. It’s important that you don’t let anyone else know what you’ve chosen to call yourself.
If you want us to get in touch with someone to let them know about what is happening to you, we will need to know your full name and some other information about you.