Children are experiencing abuse following recent terror attacks
Children as young as 9 are contacting Childline about race or faith-based bullying, according to our latest figures.
It's not uncommon for Childline to see a spike in counselling sessions following some terror attacks. There have been more than 2,500 counselling sessions in the last 3 years about racial and faith-based bullying. Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Black and Sikh children were among those who have contacted Childline about the issue.
In some cases, young people told Childline that the constant abuse and negative stereotyping was so cruel that they had self-harmed, and many wished they could change who they are.
It's important for adults to be aware of such bullying as it can isolate a child, impact their emotional health and leave them feeling vulnerable and withdrawn.