Online gaming is a huge part of many children’s lives. It’s a great way for them to be entertained, creative and connect with friends, especially as we’re coming into the winter months and spend more time indoors.
As the country marks Black History Month, it is a good time for parents and carers to start conversations with their children about race, diversity and inclusivity.
At the weekend we marked World Mental Health Day and this year’s theme was “mental health for all”, which seemed particularly pertinent with the adverse impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on so many.
At NSPCC Scotland we have continued to be here for children throughout this pandemic.
Last year, Childline held almost 200 counselling sessions with children and young people in Scotland about child sexual exploitation.
We’re all spending more time online at the moment.
We know that as children and young people develop and grow through their teens, it’s natural that they will become curious about topics such as relationships and sex.
North-east charity manager ‘deeply concerned’ over vulnerable children abused or neglected in their homes
We know that the shockwaves of the coronavirus pandemic have been difficult for many people in different ways, and we want to make it clear that as we move from crisis to recovery, we’re still here for children.
As a volunteer for the NSPCC’s Childline service, I have seen first-hand how lockdown has impacted a generation of children.
A north-east woman is to take on her own version of the kiltwalk this weekend to raise money for NSPCC Scotland.
The Countess of Wessex has told how her children are not yet gripped by social media, but she is ready to help them navigate the sometimes “unkind” virtual world.
Usually during August as primary school children return to full time education in Scotland, in the schools service team we are busy preparing for the visits we will make over the coming academic year.
We know that going back to school after the long summer break can make many children feel anxious, and that is even more likely this year with them having spent months away from school and having lived through lockdown.
For many young people, receiving exam results can be a stressful time.
Tens of thousands of pupils will find out their exam grades on Tuesday as results are published amid a row over how they have been reached during lockdown.
From a very early age, we talk to our children about topics that make them aware of safety, such as crossing the road and dealing with strangers.
In more than a third of the counselling sessions we have held with children in Scotland over the past few months, we have heard about struggles with mental and emotional health.
Our supporters across Aberdeen have done an amazing job of finding new and creative ways during lockdown to help us still be there for children.
Looking after children can be hard at the best of times, and even more so at the moment as people feel the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on their lives.
Over the past couple of months, Childline has been providing a crucial safety net for children throughout the country as they have been cut off and isolated from the outside world.
An Aberdeen Childline volunteer has cycled almost 900 miles to raise money for the charity.
She intended to complete the event dressed as “Pantosaurus” – a large yellow dinosaur which fronts an NSPCC awareness-raising campaign about sexual abuse.
Children in Aberdeen have been counselled by Childline as demand for the service increases amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The Aberdeen base for a major children’s charity has been given a funding boost.
A popular Aberdeen park is to host an open day this weekend to raise funds for charity.
Counsellors at a leading children’s charity are calling on north-east youngsters who are worried about exam results to get in touch.
A child protection charity has issued an urgent appeal for volunteers.
Children's charity the NSPCC is urging youngsters not to suffer in silence over the holidays.
More than 500 counselling sessions have been carried out in Aberdeen to support young people during exam seasons.
The Aberdeen branch of Childline began in 2004, with Norman starting as a volunteer office administrator at the age of 85