Ask Sam

Something on your mind? Or need some support?

Anyone can write in with their problem. I respond to a few letters each week. You can also read my advice to people who have similar problems to you.

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You can ask me about anything you want, there's nothing too big or small. I read every single letter but I can only answer a few each week. My replies are published here on my page.

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What you need to know:

  • Sam reads every letter, but can only respond to a few each week
  • Sam's replies are public, never private, so others can read them
  • Sam will remove personal info from your letter to keep it anonymous
  • if yours is chosen, you'll see it under one of the topics below
  • if you need support now or want to talk privately, contact a Childline counsellor.

latest letters


hi sam. heaps of people at my school smoke and i feel pressured to vape to be in the cool gang. im scared my parents ...

social anxiety

Hi idk how to write letters im sorry, When I go to school I always try to talk to people who talk to me, but I can't ...

Is Ask Sam confidential??

Hello! (SO sorry if this questions sounds irrelevant compared to some of the challenges others are coping with.) I wa...

Teacher's leaving

Hi, After a long 5 weeks i finally began to trust a teacher of mine. We had a great time and she would help me in man...

Hoarding parents

Hi Sam, I don't know if it's hoarding or not but I'd really like to find a name for it. My parents can never clean th...

Message from Sam

You can write to me about anything you want and I read every single message sent. I can only reply to a few each week and I always do this in public on my page. I’m sorry if I don’t answer your letter but it’s likely there are others just like it that I have answered before. If you want a definite response or need support then talking to a Childline counsellor is the best way to do that.

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Social Media drama

Hi, my friends keep falling out with each other on Snapchat. Do you have any advice about not getting drawn into the ...

Online grooming

hi, so, im 13 and i added some guys on snapchat. they were really nice and then we started to trade nudes, and we pro...

Made a mistake

hi. i have been really silly and sent some messages to girls that I wish I could take back. school have found out and...


Hi, I don't really know what to say or how this works but on FB there in this guy I know who sends me sexual messages...


I'm a female and this boy keeps asking me for nude photos and he's sent me one.. should I trust him?

Addicted to porn

Please don't judge me but I'm 11 and addicted to porn. I am so ashamed of this horrible horrible addiction and I real...


Please don't judge me but I'm 11 and addicted to porn. I am so ashamed of this horrible horrible addiction and I real...


I'm not sure what to do. This boy I didn't know randomly started speaking to me and I wasn't going to be rude so I sa...

Want to stop watching porn

I am 14 and I watch porn. I try my hardest not to watch it but I do and I want to stop . Please help me

What is porn?

I know this is probably strange for you but all my friends talk about porn and  I don't know what it is please can yo...

The Internet is really scary

A man on the Internet threatened me in to sending him rude pictures and videos and he made me do rude things on cam. ...

Chatting to an older boy

Basically, I'm 11 and I've had strong feelings for this lad who works in a shop in my town for a good year now. I wou...

I don't want to look at that

I was on facebook and this guy that I dont know sent me an inappropirate picture of someone, followed by a dirty text...