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Positive content and well-being at home
- How do you talk to a child about a disturbing COVID-19 related situation? The COVID-19 pandemic can be frightening for adults and children because we have never faced such a situation before. It is the first time in our lives that a virus is posing such an enormous risk at epidemiological, psychological and social levels. How do we talk to children about this? How do we give ourselves and our children strength in this situation?
- Parenthood staying at home - a guide for parents. During the COVID-19 pandemic, children may not understand the situation, but they see that their parents are nervous, maybe more tense than usual, or thoughtful. Children are also experiencing many changes in their everyday life and their reaction may be weariness, dissatisfaction, difficulty in regulating their emotions... Let's look at how parents can address these situations.
- What can a child do at home during the quarantine? A lot has changed lately. Children can feel fear, anger or disorientation due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the changes it has brought to our daily lives. All these feelings are understandable, but they require attention and care from adults. Fundacja Dajemy Dzieciom Siłę has prepared several suggestions on how this can be done during social isolation.
How to respond to online risks under the COVID-19 pandemic
- #OznaczDezinfo - A NASK campaign against coronavirus misinformation. Observing social distancing and hygiene rules are the main ways to deal with COVID-19. The same methods can be applied to fight the so-called 'infodemic', or misinformation about the virus, which spreads as quickly as the epidemic itself. NASK has launched the #OznaczDezinfo campaign and a guide to help internet users identify false information.
- #stayathomesafely – educational games for children on safe and creative use of internet (in Polish). NASK, the Polish SIC coordinator, has prepared educational games and activities for parents and their children that aim at teaching children good internet practices in a fun and entertaining way. They are addressed at the younger and slightly older children. You don't need sophisticated teaching aids and gadgets to use these resources, just what you already have at home.
The Polish Safer Internet Centre also provides helpline services allowing children and young people, and parents and carers to access personalised advice and support. Equally, it provides a hotline for reporting any illegal content you mind find online. Don't hesitate to contact them in case of need!
In addition, we'll be bringing you a range of articles and insights on the opportunities and challenges of being online during COVID-19 in the coming days and weeks. Keep checking the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal and follow our social channels on Twitter (@Insafenetwork and @SafeInternetDay) and Facebook (@SaferInternet and @SaferInternetDay) for the latest news, information, advice and resources from the Insafe network and from other stakeholder organisations on staying safe online during the coronavirus pandemic.