Childline's New Game To Help Children Make Friends

07/08/2012 18:35 | Updated 22 May 2015

The new school year is here, and chances are, with new schools, sets and classes for September, your star pupil might make new friends.

To help your children make friends and be a better pal, Childline have launched a new fun game for them to play online.

The Roller Girls game lets the player whizz around with a friend collecting points and learning the art of being a good friend.

Think your child would like it? Find the online game here. We've also got top tips from Childline to give your child a helping hand if they're having a troublesome time with school friends:

I think my friend needs help, what do I do?

Try and talk to your friend and ask them to tell you what is wrong.

Don't be upset if they don't want to talk to you. It might be very difficult for them to speak about what is wrong, especially if they are scared or worried about what will happen if they do talk.

If there isn't anyone they feel that they can speak to, they can call ChildLine at any time to talk to someone who can help them.

I've fallen out with my friend, what can I do?

Sometimes you and your friends may fall out. Everyone has rows with their friends, and usually you make up again soon.

Try talking to your friend and explain how you feel. If you have hurt them, be prepared to say sorry and find a way to make it better.

If your friend really doesn't want to talk, you could ask a teacher or another adult to speak to them on your behalf and explain how you feel.

I don't have any friends and feel really alone, what can I do?

Look people in the eye and smile, even if you don't feel confident. The friendlier you are the easier it's going to be for them to come back and be nice to you too.

Get involved in clubs or events at your school and talk to people there.

You can call us on 0800 1111 about how you feel if you are having problems with friends. We can help you find a way to feel better about your situation.

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