Helpful advice for adults and children from children’s charity NSPCC.
It’s important not to shy away from taking about the Coronavirus with your children. They may have already picked up snippets of information from social media or other news, and even though they may not have discussed it with you, they may be wondering what it means for them and the parent they care about. Be calm, honest and informed when talking to them about news related to the Coronavirus.
Encourage children who are worried to visit the Childline website, where they can find lots of tools and ideas to help them cope with feeling worried.
Coronavirus is a new virus that people have been catching across the world, including the UK. It’s important to remember that almost everyone who has had the virus have fully recovered.
Some young people have told us they’re worried about how to avoid it or scared that it might spread. If you’re feeling like that, here are simple things you can do to cope and stay safe:
Click HERE to visit Newsround for advice about what to do if you’re worried. Watching this with your child could help start the conversation.