Educational responses to the COVID-19 crisis

Through Better Internet for Kids (BIK), and the European Network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs), our aim is to empower children and young people to remain safe online, and equally assist those that support them. During the time of the coronavirus pandemic, Safer Internet Centres have published a number of articles and resources on educational responses to the COVID-19 crisis.

Date 2020-05-11 Author BIK Team Section awareness

This article compiles materials with general information on educational responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and schools closures. If you want further information to prepare your online lessons, read the articles on making the best of online pedagogical resources for remote teaching and learning and safe emergency remote teaching and learning.

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  • Online learning - a step into the future... (in Bulgarian). Every new situation puts us in front of new solutions. Emergency remote teaching has placed online learning into the spotlight and it is undoubtedly a step into the future. Find out what teachers think after the first days of emergency remote teaching: How do they perceive online learning? Are they worried or hopeful?
  • Parents' voice on remote learning (in Bulgarian). The introduction of emergency remote teaching has put all participants in the educational process - teachers, students and parents - in a new situation. This poll asks parents what they think about online education.
  • Education professional's guide to remote working (in English). By now, the term ‘remote working' has become commonplace throughout the UK. Most of us have probably already discovered a number of benefits to working from home and are equally working hard to balance home working, home schooling (if you have children), and rest time. Despite this though, there are some things that are good to keep in mind when it comes to your daily work routine.
  • First experiences: 10 recommendations from HITSA and education experts (in Estonian). After the first week of emergency remote teaching, HITSA gathered experiences from teachers from all over Estonia and discussed them with experts. What went well and what caused problems? Discover more in this article.
  • The impact of COVID-19 on adolescents (in Icelandic). As everyone knows, COVID-19 has had a deep impact on the entire world population, including those studying. Schools around the world have closed and tried to keep the lessons going in different ways. An Icelandic grade-10 student talks about the worries and uncertainties of those who will graduate from elementary school this year.
  • School in times of Coronavirus, the point of view of SottoSopra children (in Italian). With schools and universities closed, teachers are delivering their lessons with emergency remote teaching. Students from Venice have created some top tips for teachers on how to make distance learning more effective and attractive from their point of view. Moreover, they invite other students to share their ideas and needs.
  • Recommendations for school staff on how to deal with a crisis situation (in Lithuanian). A video with recommendations for school administrators, teachers, educators and other school staff to help them adapt to a crisis situation: how to gather information, reduce stress, work remotely, take care of colleagues, and so on.
  • The context of learning in isolation (in Romanian). After several weeks of schools closure, the situation of education in Romania is still uncertain as there is not an official position of the Ministry of Education and Research about a methodology to continue teaching activities online. This situation generates anxiety and stress in teachers, students, parents and anybody else involved in the learning process. This article offers some guidance for teachers on emergency remote teaching.
  • Letter for teachers (in Romanian). Article in the form of a letter that contains advice for teachers on how to handle this difficult time with their students.

Remember that European Safer Internet Centres also provide helpline services allowing children and young people, and parents and carers to access personalised advice and support. Equally, each SIC also provides a hotline for reporting any illegal content you mind find online. Don't hesitate to contact them in case of need!

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