Coronavirus: Covid 19 Updates
Staying safe online
We are aware that during this time, children across the country will be spending more time than usual accessing the internet. If this is a worry for you, here are a few resources we’d recommend:
- www.youtube.com – Alan Mackenzie, an online safety specialist, has made a YouTube video highlighting useful functions within YouTube itself
- www.thinkuknow.co.uk – there are home activity packs to support online safety knowledge for children of all ages
- www.childnet.com – Childnet has lots of advice for families and resources to access
- www.bbc.com/ownit – Own It is run by the BBC to help young people take control of their online life
- www.parentinfo.org – How to stay safe online at home
- www.aacoss.org/parents – new video released by The Association of Adult and Child Online Safety Specialists
- www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk – Digital safety and wellbeing kit
- www.gov.uk – Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for parents and carers to keep children safe online
- Digital safety during COVID-19 – Useful information from the Home Office
We know that many of our pupils and their families will find this time challenging. It is important for everyone to look after their mental health and wellbeing.
Please find below some links and resources that you might find interesting or helpful during this time.
Everybody Worries: Oxford University Press have published a fantastic book titled ‘Everybody Worries’ – it is a picture book for children who are worried about Coronavirus and can be found here: www.calameo.com
NHS Bedfordshire, Luton & Milton Keynes: Supporting mental wellbeing apps and resources
- The no-panic guide ebook: Coronavirus eBook
- Coronavirus and anxiety: Wellbeing, the virus and how not to panic!
- A good article on how to protect your mental health during quarantine or self-isolation: Coronavirus – mental-health and self-isolation
- The NHS have a large range of apps designed to support mental health – many of them are free: www.nhs.uk
- Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health: www.bbc.co.uk