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63 Responses to One Night Spent At ChildLine

  1. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
    4197 posts
    December 9, 2009 at 8:26 pm
    Link: One Night Spent At ChildLine - A haunting story of one volunteer who answers the phonecalls of all those children who need help at night.
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    Hayllee Female 13-17
    459 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 10:17 am
    Reading things like these makes me know exactly what I`m going to do with my life even more.
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    mar95789 Female 18-29
    193 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 10:25 am
    Why is this on IAB?
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    clam85 Male 13-17
    53 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 10:27 am
    Oh my God, i cried a little.
  5. Profile photo of LTimeLurker
    LTimeLurker Female 18-29
    723 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 10:27 am
    This is substance. Keep them coming IAB. Thank you Shellie.
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    p0l4r21 Male 18-29
    504 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 10:29 am
    The vivid story about the 14 year old man that one nearly made me cry. That was moving.
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    thename Female 13-17
    74 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 10:48 am
    this makes me so sad, in a good way. that people are willing to talk to people about these things. i would love to do it, to help people and make such an impact on peoples lives. THANKS SO MUCH CHILD LINE :`D
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 10:55 am
    "Why is this on IAB?"

    Why are you on IAB? I don`t speak for them, but I am pretty sure the powers that be can go a bit beyond the "Loads of viral videos, games, memes, lists and social networking for when you`re bored" if they want to.

    The whole premise of this website is to entertain... not to "entertain mar95789", the 18-29 year old from Eastern US. And I know I speak for some when I say that I get entertained by the funny as well as the dramatic, this being the latter of course.

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    Acemandude Male 18-29
    24 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 10:57 am
    tl;dr
    I lol`d at the rape story tho
  10. Profile photo of alphanoninc
    alphanoninc Male 70 & Over
    210 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 11:02 am
    still crying. is there anything like this in the US?
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    ladycroft218 Female 18-29
    89 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 11:02 am
    "Why is this on IAB?"

    I actually find it refreshing to be able to read these kind of articles now and then instead of looking at the same old 10 random pictures of creepy things.

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    Boredered Male 18-29
    2506 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 11:18 am
    @Alphanoninc, Yea its called Safe Place, every single fire station has it
    http://www.safeplace.org/Page.aspx?pid=1...
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 11:22 am
    ""Why is this on IAB?""

    Probably because someone thought it needed to be brought to light, that it was interesting, or maybe for no real reason other than they wanted to share it.

    Something like this shouldn`t be shoved under the rug and ignored, it`s a real problem, and hiding the problem does nothing to solve it.

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    weresphinx Male 18-29
    218 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 11:31 am
    God this was a hard pill to swallow, Its a really hard job, but I believe that is a ray of hope for all those children in risk
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 11:39 am
    What the logical reasoning for this to be on IAB
  16. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
    4868 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 11:49 am
    wow...i feel so bad for all those kids :/
  17. Profile photo of GothicQueen
    GothicQueen Male 13-17
    4376 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 11:57 am
    It`s om IAB because someone submitted it and it was put on. Life can`t always be chocolate rain and lolcats/ Things like this need to be addressed and it could actually help people to be aware that their are things like this. Millions of people read IAB. Don`t tell me you think none of them are living in abusive environments or suffering emotionally in some way. This could be a help to someone. America does have some child abuse hotlines. I`m not sure if we have anything exactly the same as this though.
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    nckdaman Male 13-17
    4 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 11:58 am
    How this happens everyday and this often tears my heart apart.

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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 11:58 am
    Good article. I applaud folks that do this.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 12:18 pm
    Acemandude
    Male, 18-29, Midwest US
    19 Posts Sunday, December 13, 2009 10:57:24 AM
    tl;dr
    I lol`d at the rape story tho

    ----------------------------------

    Do you hink you`re funny, special, perhaps unique. You`re not. You are probaly the most stupid pathetic excuse for an individual i have ever come across. Before you reply, even though i know you wont, imagine if you were that childs parents, or the person answering the call. How would you feel then?

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    viczko Male 13-17
    906 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 12:18 pm
    certainly cured my boredom. good link IAB
  22. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 12:31 pm
    Why is this on IAB?

    Our mission is to cure boredom. That can be a thought-provoking serious link as well as something funny. We throw in the odd serious link here and there.

  23. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 12:33 pm
    I just figured maybe something that plucked at your heart strings was a good thing to put up, especially after that last Daddy Didn`t Hug Me.
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    KOLLO Female 18-29
    396 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 12:47 pm
    i hope my daughter never feels the need to call childline. and as much as i might complain after a rough shift at work, i think my idea of rough and these guys is drastically different.
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    LemonTarte Female 18-29
    1441 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 12:53 pm
    This was a really heartbreaking article. But it`s great to know that there are services like these available. It really can make a difference.
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    mongoos3 Female 18-29
    36 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 1:16 pm
    Its nice to see something of substance on the site IAB! Childline are doing a really special thing. I really respect the people who are on the end of the phone for those kids. xxx

    Acemandude: what. the. hell. If you thought that was funny you need to seek mental help.

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    kimkio Female 18-29
    877 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 1:24 pm
    I felt good about the people who are willing to help others for free. I`m not american and there`s not many good people in here. So when i talked to a foreigner i feel good enough to cry because even if they don`t know me or younger then me, they try to help me, and that touches my heart.

    I want to be able to help others, give them a shoulder to cry on, too.

  28. Profile photo of michaelcsr
    michaelcsr Male 40-49
    559 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 1:31 pm
    Thank you Shellie for posting this, and thank you Fancylad for letting it be posted. In this digital world of sexy videos, controversial pictures and comedy skits just for the sake of makeing us smile, cringe, laugh and get angry, posts like this every now and then are a nice change of pace. It reminds us that there are important issues out there so we don`t get lost in the rick rolls, LOLcats and whatever trendy net fad is popular this week.

    There is a line like this in the US. If you are a teenager and have issues like the kids in this artical, you can call the BoysTown national hotline at 1-800-448-3000

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    michaelcsr Male 40-49
    559 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 1:34 pm
    Maybe it wasn`t fancy lad, maybe it was Opie. Whoever let it be posted, thank you!
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
    3426 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 2:03 pm
    Wow... I don`t know what to say, that was such a moving article.
  31. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 2:18 pm
    Shell found it, I set it to Sunday, and Fancy looked it over.
  32. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7462 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 2:29 pm
    childline is a great program, i dont think i have what it takes to take these calls. some of the things they hear are just hear wrenching.
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    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
    1682 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 3:01 pm
    Aw, this is amazing :3 Im glad places like this exist, they are wonderful, and the people who spend the time to actually listen and talk to these children are just as amazing <3
  34. Profile photo of Boadicea
    Boadicea Female 18-29
    1677 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 3:33 pm
    Wow I would never be able to take calls like that one after the other. They didn`t describe any calls from boys though, which is odd or depressing I don`t know. ..Maybe they all called during the day.
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    Boadicea Female 18-29
    1677 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 3:36 pm
    Oh what the hell people, this is i-am-bored, not i-am-in-need-of-funny-memes-247. Anything goes.

    And I call a ban on Aceman for being a dumbass.

  36. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 3:37 pm
    its so heartbraeking.. and even more so since this happens to children all over the world everyday and nite
  37. Profile photo of Gorodetsky
    Gorodetsky Male 18-29
    203 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 3:48 pm
    Egad. I could never let that slide off of me. Even with a "de-brief". Takes a stronger person than I.
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    Loxen Female 30-39
    1387 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 4:15 pm
    A little deep for IAB, I mean... this is the place that has constant Pedobear jokes, and NOW you`re being serious?
    Kinda disturbing really...
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    Beaverfever Male 18-29
    152 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 4:22 pm
    This was a well written article. It is nice to know that there are people that do care enough to put themselves on the line even if it means mental hardship. I applaud these volunteers for doing a commendable job.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3431 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 4:52 pm
    More important than a hot line, every one of us is responsible to help and protect those weaker than ourselves when ever our help is needed. We cannot tolerate the existence and continuance of abuse to children. This s#it will not stand.
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 5:00 pm
    if there is a hotline like this in the US it should be advertised on every single station that plays cartoons every day...
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 5:01 pm
    if there is a hotline like this in the US it should be advertised on every station playing cartoons every single day.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 5:31 pm
    "A little deep for IAB, I mean... this is the place that has constant Pedobear jokes, and NOW you`re being serious?
    Kinda disturbing really..."

    You wouldn`t know what "deep" was if it smacked you in the mouth and told you to get back in the kitchen. Now run along and go look up abuse hotlines for 30-39 year olds because Splurby flamed you on IAB.

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    Uniform Male 18-29
    111 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 5:56 pm
    I want to do something to help
  45. Profile photo of punkipenguin
    punkipenguin Female 18-29
    778 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 6:07 pm
    that was hard to read. i feel horrible for abused children. why isn`t there something like this in the states? if there is, why hasn`t everyone heard about it?
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    Skreshavik Female 18-29
    1284 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 6:09 pm
    Loxen, most of the serious stuff scores a 3.5/4
    I`d prefer to view it that IAB has great moral standings, but still knows how to laugh.

    Don`t worry `bout Aceman. It`s quite shocking and leaves most people in denial on how elementary it is to find personal information.

  47. Profile photo of JaLacaob
    JaLacaob Male 18-29
    1647 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 6:14 pm
    Michaelscr: " Thank you Shellie for posting this, and thank you Fancylad for letting it be posted. In this digital world of sexy videos, controversial pictures and comedy skits just for the sake of makeing us smile, cringe, laugh and get angry, posts like this every now and then are a nice change of pace. It reminds us that there are important issues out there so we don`t get lost in the rick rolls, LOLcats and whatever trendy net fad is popular this week.

    There is a line like this in the US. If you are a teenager and have issues like the kids in this artical, you can call the BoysTown national hotline at 1-800-448-3000 "

    ^^^^^^^^ Well said, just wanted to repost that to the top.

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    sfcg Male 30-39
    796 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 6:50 pm
    Wow. Something that no one can argue about. Oh wait..... NM.
  49. Profile photo of Hturner
    Hturner Male 18-29
    1 post
    December 13, 2009 at 7:39 pm
    That was really difficult to get through. The first story actually made me tear up a bit. Some people are just so...sick.
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    nellerbear Female 18-29
    105 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 7:47 pm
    God, that just about broke my heart, but I`m glad to know something like this exists to help. Thank you for posting this to help bring awareness.
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    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
    1604 posts
    December 13, 2009 at 9:47 pm
    ack IAB I was enjoying giggling at posts, then bam get his with this. :( so sad I don`t know how any of them can sleep after their shifts are over.. I am sure they have a hard time. those poor children
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    DrKitty Female 13-17
    532 posts
    December 14, 2009 at 1:15 am
    were they all girls?
  53. Profile photo of Reapergirl
    Reapergirl Female 18-29
    93 posts
    December 14, 2009 at 1:56 am
    Knowing that there are people to help theese children gives me a little hope.
  54. Profile photo of kaikaisa
    kaikaisa Female 18-29
    10 posts
    December 14, 2009 at 2:55 am
    I made a mistake and read this at work. God. Made me tear up. Hope those children will find the hope and the help they need.
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    Aprilizer Female 18-29
    84 posts
    December 14, 2009 at 3:03 am
    Moar money for these people, please
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    epimetheus Male 18-29
    157 posts
    December 14, 2009 at 6:48 am
    but that`s the best thing about f*cking twenty four years olds... there are twenty of them!

    no.. but seriously, kudos to those altruistic angels.. one hour there and i`d be slitting my wrists after the first few calls.. i`d donate to my local one, but i`m a povo student.

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    green_btrfly Female 18-29
    751 posts
    December 14, 2009 at 10:03 am
    I wish I had known about something like this when my childhood tragedy occurred. It makes me feel so... warm, inside to know there are people that care no matter what.
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    DavidXJ Male 30-39
    1106 posts
    December 14, 2009 at 12:08 pm
    That would be a very emotional volunteer program... I could barely read the story.
  59. Profile photo of Asakura
    Asakura Female 18-29
    236 posts
    December 14, 2009 at 2:16 pm
    I feel bad for the kiddies that those things happen to. It makes me wish I could trade places with them so they had a better life.
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    Fimbulvetr Male 13-17
    12 posts
    December 14, 2009 at 7:19 pm
    who the hell cares?, I got bored halfway through this. I`m glad it happened to whoever it happened to.
  61. Profile photo of JaLacaob
    JaLacaob Male 18-29
    1647 posts
    December 14, 2009 at 7:44 pm
    Fimbulvetr: Why don`t you take a photo of yourself and submit it for `Daddy didn`t hug me #325`??
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    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    December 14, 2009 at 8:15 pm
    It`s incredible how these people make more of a difference in people`s lives in one night than most people ever do.
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    icecream2269 Female 18-29
    523 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 9:00 pm
    This article was so touching and real. I feel so bad for all of these children, but I also feel happy that they have hope and someone to talk to in their darkest hours. I commend all the counselers for their work.

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