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Supporting our parents, children and young people with social distancing and self- isolation


We know that this is a very unusual time for young people right now.


You will be wondering what to do and how to support other people as we practise social distancing and self-isolation from one another. Luckily, technology, if used properly, can be a helpful way to stay mentally healthy and active. Your school will be providing a range of learning for you to do which will help to keep your minds fresh and help you to stick to a routine.


Here are some suggestions to help you to keep you busy, happy and safe over the next few weeks.


  1. Stay connected with friends. Keep your social connections, but try to limit how much time you are on social media.
  2. Spend time on your hobbies, or find a new one! There are lots of ways to explore art, music, drama, lego, you name it, during this time, including support for this with instructional videos on youtube or through apps on your tablet or laptop.
  3. Make sure you are watching content that is appropriate to your age. Your parents can check this on Common Sense Media before you go online.
  4. Play games with family/friends near and far. There are online games like Draw Something, Trivia Crack, Words with Friends,  Forbidden Desert, Uno