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Child Friendly Information

​​Digital devices for disadvantaged children and those in transition years to exams

 

​​Coronavirus explained 

 

Stuff to do for young people 

FREE access to Virtual Cyber School for 13-18 years olds

​​Teenagers can learn how to crack codes, fix security flaws and dissect criminal’s digital trails free until 31st August 2020

FREE access to online cyber skills platform CyberLand during Coronavirus​​

WellRead – short stories with questions to help spark conversation with your child (age 8-13)

FREE access to ebooks, audiobooks and emagazines​​​​​​

​​Youth Online 

Youth Online has everything needed to help young people #Stayconnected and #Stayengaged

#Stayengaged With the best craft and media activities, ideas and challenges to help you look after yourself, learn a new skill and have some fun.

#Stayconnected Service Supports young people age 9-25 to access support across a range of issues such as loneliness and isolation, medical supplies, mental/ physical health and food supplies. 

#Staysafe Online 

Children, young people, parents and carers can get information on staying safe online and reporting online abuse

 

DO YOU HAVE IDEAS TO TACKLE THE IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS IN YOUR COMMUNITY?

Young Social Innovators (YSI) are inviting young people, aged 13-19 across the Island of Ireland to submit their ideas on how to tackle coronavirus in their communities by 31st May 2020.

  • Receive an email and weekly updates on how to develop your idea
  • Take part on your own, with friends or family
  • Be entered for a weekly draw to win online vouchers
  • Top ideas will be supported by the YSI team and invited to make a digital pitch. 

Find out more and apply at the YSI website

 

ONLINE COUNSELLING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Online counsellor for under 19’s Children and young people under 19 can speak to a counsellor online at childline.org.uk, free on 0800 1111 between 9am and midnight or via message boards at bit.ly/2wCTvgP.

 

Money Advice for Young People

Talk to an adviser online weekdays from 9am-4pm to get your finances sorted.

Get info and support online at the Young Finance Centre

 

Resources for parents to support children and young people

Advice for Pregnant Women/ Parents and Infant Mental Health

  • The Public Health Agency (PHA) explain why infant mental health is so important and how to look after the mental health of you and your baby
  • The NSPCC has top tips for getting babies to sleep, to managing stress while pregnant and after giving birth
  • Look Say, Sing, Play – free brain building tips from the NSPCC