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School found out about me using childline :/


today, a teacher at school found out I'de been on the childline website, and now I don't know what to do because I'm really scared she's gonna tell my mum and I don't want my mum to know ://



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Hi there,

Lots of young people use our website for all kinds of different reasons like:

There is a button which says 'hide page' on the side of every page on our website. You can click on this at any time and it will open up the Google homepage. So this is good to remember if you're ever looking at something on our website which you don't want anyone else to know about.

You can also check out our Cover your tracks page if you’re worried about people finding out about you using the website in future.

If there’s a problem on your mind you’d like to talk through with an adult, then your teacher knowing you’ve been on our website might be a good place to start. Remember though that if you don’t want them to know you’ve been here, you don’t have to say.

Sometimes it can be more worrying when you don’t know what someone plans to do. Talking to the teacher about them knowing and whether they plan to tell anyone else about that might help you to feel better once you know for sure what they’re going to do.

If you do decide to ask them what they are going to do, maybe think through first what you might say if they ask you any questions about it, so that you feel prepared.

You can always talk this through with a ChildLine counsellor. We’re a confidential service and you can read more about our confidentiality promise here.


Take care,

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