A message from our local road safety officer
Hope this finds everyone safe and well.
I was out on my daily walk the other day and spotted a family trying to teach their child to ride a him bike.
Families are finding they have all this special time to spend with the children and it would be a great time to teach them to ride as well as adding a bit PE to their day.
So I have found a great video on you tube which I have attached, I have added this to my facebook page and asked everyone to share.
I would like to bring to your attention the “ThinkuKnow” education programme from the NCA-CEOP.
This is a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
In the current climate, with children spending increasing amounts of time online during home schooling, Northumbria Police would like to highlight this programme on online safety which we believe you will find useful for protecting your children if included as part of their home learning package.
There are resources on the website targeted at different age groups. Parents/Carers and teachers could use the resource to assist as part of their learning. It would hopefully help keep them safe.
Would it be possible for you to circulate this link to your school colleagues with a suggestion that they could incorporate these resources in their home school learning packages?
Use the link below to access the programmes
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health have produced a poster of advice for parents on how to manage symptoms in children – this is in response to a fall in the number of children being brought to hospital and concerns that other conditions are being missed.
This is a free online support service for children and young people aged between 10 and 25yrs search Kooth.
Kooth.com – online support for young people
We would like to remind you of the availability of our online service to support the wellbeing and resilience of your students.
Kooth is a web based confidential support service available to young people. Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support designed specifically for young people.
Kooth offers young people the opportunity to have a text-based conversation with a qualified counsellor. Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10 pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis. Young people can access regular booked online counselling sessions as needed. Outside counselling hours’ young people can message our team and get support by the next day.
When students register with Kooth they will have support available to them now and in the future. Support can be gained not only through counselling but articles, forums and discussion boards. All content is age appropriate, clinically approved and fully moderated.
To find out more visit www.Kooth.com where young people can register and others can find out more about the service.
You can also view a short video about the service at: https://vimeo.com/318731977/a9f32c87de.
Are you struggling to explain what Coronavirus is to your children. Please find attached a very useful factsheet that has been produced by Alderhey Children’s Hospital and has been adopted by the Great North Children’s Hospital. It aims to provide further information to young people using age appropriate language and graphics.