Stay at home – and look after your online health

With schools closed for the foreseeable future, Parent Info offers a way to help parents through the COVID-19 pandemic with information delivered via your school learning zone.

Content added 21st April 2020:

Think You Know #OnlineSafetyAt Home

#OnlineSafetyAtHome has been created by the NCA-CEOP Thinkuknow Education Team to support parents and carers during COVID-19 and the closure of schools.

Home activity packs

Each fortnight, the Think You Team release new home activity packs with simple 15-minute activities parents and carers can do with their child to support their online safety at home.

Video Chatting

A guide for parents and carers of Primar School Age children.

Video-chatting services have soared in popularity during the COVID-19 epidemic, and with good reason: they offer an easy way to keep in touch with friends, family and workmates.

Content added 14th April 2020:

Coronavirus - a book for children

This is a FREE digital information book for primary school-age children to help explain the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. It answers lots of questions in a child-friendly way and aims to both inform and reassure.

Published by Nosy Crow and illustrated by Axel, the text had expert input from Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and also two headteachers and a child psychologist.

Visit the Blogbox - HOW YOU DOIN?

Loads of new blog posts for the children to comment on, an opportunity to express your thoughts and opinions alongside friends and teachers at Noth Ealing Primary School.

Keep in touch and submit a reply, which is moderated before publishing by a member of staff.

Stay at home – and look after your online health

In the age of social distancing, we’re all depending on technology more than ever for work and education, as well as to stay connected to those close to us.

Understandably, many families have relaxed their rules around tech and children are probably spending more time than normal online – but it’s important to bear in mind that there are still risks.

Here are a few tips on how to manage your family’s online health.

How to celebrate special occasions during lockdown

The COVID-19 epidemic has already had a major impact on daily life for most children and young people, with schools closed, exams cancelled and holidays postponed.

It would be easy to downplay birthdays and other celebrations in these circumstances, but it’s important that children aren’t left feeling like their lives have been put on hold.

Find out more about how you can ensure those special days are still marked in style.

How to help children spot fake COVID-19 news

Since news first broke of the COVID-19 outbreak, misinformation has been rife on social media and TV – from televangelists claiming drinkable silver will cure the disease within 12 hours to conspiracy theorists spreading rumours that the UK’s 5G infrastructure is the cause of the virus.

In this article, we give advice on how parents can help children separate the fake from the facts by building their critical thinking skills.

Tips to help separated families cope with social distancing

The COVID-19 crisis is stressful for most families – but it poses a particular set of problems for separated families, even where they previously had a routine that worked for everyone.

Here are some tips to help separated parents deal with the new challenges caused by the government’s social distancing policy.

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