Every day hundreds of children contact ISPCC's Childline phone line and Childline online service because they are worried, scared, upset or just need to talk. Sometimes, the bullying they endure is so stressful they don't know where to turn.
The Vodafone Foundation's commitment to ISPCC includes support for children who are bullied online and advice on cyber safety for children and parents. This starts with a wide range of educational modules for children, parents and teachers, which will be promoted through Vodafone's retail shops and available online.
As well as supporting the phone lines for a decade the Foundation, over the next five years, will help Childline create new, more relevant ways for children to get help. Ways for young people - who are more comfortable with live chat apps than traditional voice calls - to get support in the middle of the night, or at any time that suits them.
For every child that reaches us, there are many more who cannot. This partnership enables us to give every child the connection they need, when and where they need it most.
Head of Ireland's leading child safety charity, ISPCC
Vodafone has launched the #BeStrong anti-cyberbullying emoji initiative, creating a suite of 'support emojis' to raise awareness of the importance of compassion, sympathy and support for friends who are being bullied online.Find out more about #BeStrong
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