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Child Friendly Information

​​Digital devices for disadvantaged children and those in transition years to exams


​​Coronavirus explained 


Stuff to do for young people 

FREE access to Virtual Cyber School for 13-18 years olds

​​Teenagers can learn how to crack codes, fix security flaws and dissect criminal’s digital trails free until 31st August 2020

FREE access to online cyber skills platform CyberLand during Coronavirus​​

WellRead – short stories with questions to help spark conversation with your child (age 8-13)

FREE access to ebooks, audiobooks and emagazines​​​​​​

​​Youth Online 

Youth Online has everything needed to help young people #Stayconnected and #Stayengaged

#Stayengaged With the best craft and media activities, ideas and challenges to help you look after yourself, learn a new skill and have some fun.

#Stayconnected Service Supports young people age 9-25 to access support across a range of issues such as loneliness and isolation, medical supplies, mental/ physical health and food supplies. 

#Staysafe Online 

Children, young people, parents and carers can get information on staying safe online and reporting online abuse



Young Social Innovators (YSI) are inviting young people, aged 13-19 across the Island of Ireland to submit their ideas on how to tackle coronavirus in their communities by 31st May 2020.

  • Receive an email and weekly updates on how to develop your idea
  • Take part on your own, with friends or family
  • Be entered for a weekly draw to win online vouchers
  • Top ideas will be supported by the YSI team and invited to make a digital pitch. 

Find out more and apply at the YSI website



Online counsellor for under 19’s Children and young people under 19 can speak to a counsellor online at, free on 0800 1111 between 9am and midnight or via message boards at


Money Advice for Young People

Talk to an adviser online weekdays from 9am-4pm to get your finances sorted.

Get info and support online at the Young Finance Centre


Resources for parents to support children and young people

Advice for Pregnant Women/ Parents and Infant Mental Health

  • The Public Health Agency (PHA) explain why infant mental health is so important and how to look after the mental health of you and your baby
  • The NSPCC has top tips for getting babies to sleep, to managing stress while pregnant and after giving birth
  • Look Say, Sing, Play – free brain building tips from the NSPCC