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Staying Safe

This is the page where you can find help and ideas to make sure you feel safe and happy.

If you don't feel safe or happy and want someone to talk toChildline can help. 

Childline is for children – it is a free, private service where you can talk about anything.  No problem is too big or too small. 

You can phone Childline at any time on 0800 1111. 

There are lots of things to help on their website, Childline , and you can chat to someone online too.

It's okay to be worried

It's totally normal to be feeling a little anxious about what's going on right now, especially when things seem uncertain.

The following things will help you feel better:

Routine

Try and have some sort of routine to your weekdays.  Get up at the same time and structure your day with different tasks and breaks.  You could even make yourself a visual timetable like we have at school.

Keep active

     

Everyone is allowed to go outside for a walk every day.  Try and play outside in your garden if you have got one.  If you haven't, there are lots of exercises you can do inside too - Joe Wicks does a PE lesson at home every day that it is really fun: Joe Wicks PE.

Eat healthily

Start the day with a healthy breakfast and eat regular meals - try to stick to your normal mealtimes.  It's absolutely fine to be having some chocolate and treats, but make sure you are having plenty of fruit and vegetables too!

Sleep

Try and keep to your normal sleep routine - don't stay up too late and don't sleep in late either!

What can I do to keep healthy?

Wash your hands

One simple thing you can do to help prevent you getting any kind of virus is thoroughly washing your hands. Watch this NHS video on the best way to wash your hands.

Catch those coughs and sneezes

If you cough or sneeze, catch it in a tissue or your elbow (not your hands), and wash your hands afterwards.

Keep a safe distance from other people

We all have to try and stay 2 metres away from anybody that we don't live with.  This is called 'social distancing'.  This helps to stop viruses spreading between people.

Keeping safe online

There are lots of things you can do to keep yourself safe online.

Think before you post
Don’t upload or share anything you wouldn’t want your parents, carers, or teachers seeing. Once you post something, you lose control of it, especially if someone else screenshots or shares it.

Don’t share personal details
Keep things like your address, phone number, full name, school and date of birth private, and check what people can see in your privacy settings. Remember that people can use small clues like a school logo in a photo to find out a lot about you.

Watch out for phishing and scams
Phishing is when someone tries to trick you into giving them information, like your password. Someone might also try to trick you by saying they can make you famous or that they’re from a talent agency. Never click links from emails or messages that ask you to log in or share your details, even if you think they might be genuine. If you’re asked to log into a website, go to the app or site directly instead.

Think about who you’re talking to
There are lots of ways that people try to trick you into trusting them online. Even if you like and trust someone you’ve met online, never share personal information with them like your address, full name, or where you go to school.

Keep your device secure
Make sure that you’re keeping your information and device secure.

Never give out your password
You should never give out your password or log-in information. Make sure you pick strong, easy to remember passwords.

Cover your webcam
Some viruses will let someone access your webcam without you knowing, so make sure you cover your webcam whenever you’re not using it.

The BBC have 8 tips for keeping safe online here.