School Closures: Help & Advice

We have included some useful links to help parents & carers keep their children entertained and safe when using the internet during this difficult time. You will also find links to free education resources offered by a variety of companies and celebrities


Online Safety

Quarantine memes and challenges
Parentzone have handpicked some of the favourite lockdown memes and challenges to explain what it’s all about.

Fact or Fake news

There are so many stories and pieces of information flying around on the internet that it can be hard to know what’s real and what’s fake. Try these lessons from BBC Bitesize.

County Lines

School closures have left vulnerable children who would ordinarily be supported in the day at greater risk of exploitation by criminal gangs in 'county lines' operations. Here’s what you need to know about the subject.

ParentZone have pulled together this extensive list of Parent Zone-approved activities that you can enjoy with your kids. And better still, some of them will even keep them safely occupied while you try to get some work done.

CEOP have produced help sheets & home activity packs to help you during COVID-19 and the closure of schools. 

How to look after your family's mental health when you are stuck indoors.

Here are lots of useful resources and tools that you as a parent or carer can use to help ensure your child is safe and happy online.

As young people will soon start spending more time online, Childnet have created some quick activities which looks at screen time and how you can help create a healthy balance.

BBC are here to help you be the boss of your online life. Whatever you need – help and advice, skills, inspiration - they've got it covered.


Online resources and advice to support families

To help families adjusting to a “new normal” following the measures taken to stop the spread of coronavirus, Internet have created this dedicated space to provide expert advice, resources and tools to make the best use of tech.

14 fantastic YouTube channels for children

YouTube can be a great source of education and entertainment – and with many of us currently stuck indoors for large parts of the day, that makes it a fantastic tool for keeping children occupied.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support for parents and carers

Whether you're working from home with your kids for the first time or supporting children with anxiety due to coronavirus, NSPCC have got tips and advice for you.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - staying safe online

Guidance on what you can do to stay safe online during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Video Conferencing for Children: Safeguarding and Privacy Overview

Here you’ll find information about the most popular video conference services put together by UK Safer Internet Centre partners at SWGfL. They’ve collected and compiled some of the technical and policy details published by each of the services so you can more easily see which of these are the most suitable for you.

Learn at Home with YouTube

A resource for families with children of different ages and areas of interest.

As schools around the world close their buildings and families find themselves at home, Youtube want to ensure that learning together continues. So they've partnering with learning creators to bring parents & families resources and activities.