Useful Links for Parents
Childline – Nobody is Normal Campaign
The above reports highlight some particular vulnerabilities and through the pandemic Childline have seen counselling on eating and body image disorders increase by a third and sessions about sexuality and gender identity increased by 16% compared with the pre-lockdown average. They’ve launched a new campaign, Nobody is Normal, to help young people talk to one another and professionals about their concerns, feel pride in themselves and build their confidence to achieve their goals.
Consider how difference is marked or celebrated in your setting, recognise the potential for bullying or discrimination and ensure your students know how to access the support they need in these challenging times.
For children aged 3-7, Digiduck has long been a wonderful resource from Childnet for use both at school and home. Now 3 illustrated books, Digiduck has recently been extended with over 20 activities, some of which are accompanied by instruction slides, visual slides and printable resources.
You can find Digiduck and the new resources HERE.