Useful links for Students and Parents/Carers during Closure


Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers

Please find below some useful links.

BBC Own It App updated for COVID-19

The BBC’s Own It app helps young people new to social media manage their well-being, whilst empowering children to make smart choices, and helping them to lead a positive life online.

The Own It app and keyboard lets children:

  • get advice whenever they type
  • track their feelings
  • win badges as they reflect
  • find help when they need it
  • taking quizzes to learn more about themselves

The app also includes a special keyboard to use which offers helpful tips and friendly advice to children when they need it.

The app can be downloaded for free from the App Store or Google Play.

Further information can be found here:

Bounce Forward – Online Resilience Course for Parents – Helping Children Thrive at Home – Letter/information here: Bounce Forward – Resilience Sessions for Parents

The Go-To is a new website that has been launched in North Yorkshire to help support children and young people’s mental health

Kooth – an online-based service offering free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.

Parent letter – NY Kooth

Support and advice for children and young people

Mental and emotional wellbeing support from charity run by young people

 Advice for children to stay in touch with grandparents who are self-isolating/reducing social contact

Parent/carer guide for most popular social media apps and tech devices

Parent/carer guide to the features and risks of TikTok app use

Help and advice for parent/carers including tech support to remove content and safeguard settings

Advice for parents/carers of children with SEND

Advice for parents of adopted children specific to safeguarding identity

Advice for foster carers and useful contacts

Advice for Parents relating to domestic abuse

IDAS – frequently asked questions during self isolation