Childline Has Seen A 20% Increase In Demand
That's since the Covid-19 crisis began
Children contacting the service say they've been scared by fakes news and are concerned about their elderly relatives.
Director of services with Childline, Caroline O'Sullivan, says some are also worried about being at home for longer:
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