Saturday 24 February 2018

VIDEO: Controversial ISPCC 'Headbombz' ad pulled from cinemas amid concerns it's upsetting children

Headbomz is a brain-poppingly fun way to remind children that talking can help when you have a concern or worry. The great news is that your head won’t actually explode if you have a worry or concern and don’t talk about it! This is just a fun way to describe the indescribable; the things that might make children feel like their head is going to burst. The questions, thoughts, worries or feelings that they don’t quite know how to deal with or talk about. By describing these as Headbomz, we can start more conversations about how to get rid of them. And at Childline we’re keen to get the message out to children that talking makes us stronger. Headbomz is a new initiative which comes to you from ISPCC Childline, supported by the Vodafone Ireland Foundation. It is aimed at children aged eight to ten years-old, usually children in second to fourth class, to encourage them to talk about their feelings. Childline is a service available for all children, and we want to ensure that children everywhere know it is ok to talk – about any worries, questions or concerns – and feel that there is always someone they can talk to. To their parents, or family. To their teacher. To their friends. Or to Childline if they need us.

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