These are difficult and uncertain times, so it is more important now than ever, that the children and yourselves are safe and happy. To help with your Well-being and the children’s Online safety & Well-being, we have collated lots of great resources from various external sites to help bring a sense of peace of mind and to help keep you safe. We have included some important telephone numbers at the bottom of the post.
Childline has created a new webpage with information for children and young people about coronavirus. The page includes information about: what coronavirus is; where children and young people can find help if they are worried; coping if they are staying at home; and what to do if they are feeling unwell.
Visit the webpage: Coronavirus
See also on NSPCC Learning
Mindheart has published a short book to support and reassure children under the age of 7 about coronavirus. Covibook is available to download in 21 languages including English.
Read the news story: #COVIBOOK Supporting and reassuring children around the world
Read the book: Covibook (PDF)
CBBC Newsround have produced a range of resources, including videos and advice, for children and young people who might be worried about coronavirus.
Read the news story: Coronavirus: here’s some advice if you’re worried about it
Online Safety – Home activity packs
Once you have read the Helpsheets on https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk, click on the links below to download your first home activity packs for each age range.
Each pack contains two 15 minute activities to do with your child, using Thinkuknow resources. The next two will be released in a fortnight’s time.
For Early Years and Primary:
Google – Be Internet Legends
- Legendary Learner Pack – Parent/Carer Letter
- Legendary Learner Pack – Family Activities
- Legendary Learner Pack – Be Internet Legends Code for Parents
Important telephone numbers:
Samaritans: 116 123
Domestic Violence Hotline: 08082000247
Age UK: 08001696565
La Leche League: 03451202918 (for parents struggling to get formula milk)