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Kids stuck at home? How to set-up homeschooling for your teen

With the closure of UK schools in response to the coronavirus outbreak, you’ll probably be wondering how you’ll keep your children busy and keep their education on track. To help you make a plan and set up home learning for this period, we’ve pulled together list of how to support your child at home – and stop them climbing up the walls – in the coming weeks.

  1. Set up a space
  2. Keep healthy screen & social media habits
  3. Help them structure their days
  4. Find some online learning resources
  5. Look for online support
  6. Keep an extra eye on their mental health

 

The Parents’ Guide to Teaching your Teen Online Safety

https://www.mytutor.co.uk/blog/the-parents-guide-to-teaching-your-teen-online-safety/

 

The guide offers lots of helpful information such as:

·         A practical guide for parents on how to keep teens safe online, including useful summaries of popular internet apps as well as the types of threats teens could be exposed to online. 

·         Safety tips for using apps such as Instagram, TikTok (which has gathered 1 billion users in only two years), YouTube, Snapchat, Twitter and Whatsapp. We also cover advice and safety tips for teens playing online multiplayer video games.

·         Other online safety topics and advice such as sharing personal information, socialising online, cyberbullying, harmful content, influencers, body image and mental health for teens online. 

·         Links to additional internet safety resources for parents from well-respected sources such as the NSPCC and the UK government’s own guidelines.

 

Keeping Children and Young People Safe On Line

Balancing Screen time

Creating a balanced digital diet with screen time tips

Find simple tips to help children develop healthy online habits and a good digital diet to help them thrive on and offline.

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Online safety

Thinkuknow are sending out fortnightly #OnlineSafetyAtHome emails with new home activity packs to share with teachers, parents and carers. Each pack will contain simple 15-minute activities teachers and parents can do at home with their children using our Thinkuknow resources.

Download your first pack for:

• 4-5s

• 5-7s

• 8-10s

• 11-13s

• 14+

Download

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