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101 activites to do with your toddler

  Have you run out of ideas for entertaining your bored toddler? Here are 101 activities that could get you off the hook. Don't expect interactive computer games, that's only one of the suggestions. The other 100 date back to a pre-computer era and can be done at home with little expense involved. The original list has overflowed into the ever-growing Treasure Chest, and there are also meal-time tips and links to further kids' activity sites if you're still stuck.
  Careline - 0181 514 1177 A national, confidential counselling line for children, young people and adults on any issue including family, marital & relationship problems, child abuse, rape & sexual assault, depression and anxiety.
  Proof of age for anyone over 12 in UK and Ireland


  They claim to be the largest Internet safety and education program, and have been doing this since 1995. Some very good information for parents and children using the net.
  An internet dog and cat tagging service. When the pet goes missing the owner dials a freephone line, or posts details of the animal on the home page. The company puts information about the missing animals on its website and sends e-mails to everyone in the area who is registered. Any dogs or cats discovered wearing the tag can be reported on online or by phone.
Freecall Message Home
  0500 700740 This is a confidential, non-traceable service for those who have left home but want to pass on a message to family and friends without communicating directly. Women escaping domestic violence can use this service without having to give details of where they are. This is a free service.
Learnfree   Dedicated to education for all, provides resources, lists of nurseries and some very useful links and family safe gaming zone .
Missing Kids
  Metropolitan Police Missing Persons Bureau, New Scotland Yard. Children under the age of 18 years and persons deemed to be vulnerable are given special attention by the Bureau. In the financial year 1997/98, over 20,000 reports on missing children were notified to the METMTB. Less than 80 of these cases remained outstanding at the times these figures were compiled.
Missing Child Register
  To all the children that want to come home and for all the children who do not. Let someone know where or how you are.
National Child Protection Helpline
  The National Child Protection Helpline (NSPCC) - 0800 800500 This is a free, confidential service for anyone concerned about children at risk, including children themselves. The service offers counselling, information and advice. is a resource dedicated to educating parents on the best ways to safeguard their children from the dangers presented by cyberspace. On, you will find information on blocking and filtering software, valuable protection tips and links to parent and child-friendly sites, as well as links to agencies and organizations that focus on Internet-related issues. In all, the site seeks to educate parents and children on how to make the online experience an altogether positive one.