Novel Coronavirus outreak has been declared a 'National Disaster' by the Government of India. Like in any other disaster, children are highly vulnerable. The impact on disadvantaged children will be immense.
With schools shut and "social distancing" being practised, children’s physical and mental well-being is likely to be impacted. They are at risk of not only contracting the disease, but also from the disruption to health and education services, impact on caregivers, and separation from family members.
Save the Children is putting together some resources which can help parents and children cope better during this time and we'll continue expanding this list. We encourage you to explore them, save them and spread far and wide.
A handy guide on how you can talk to children about the ongoing Novel Coronavirus outbreak and inform them on ways in which they can avoid getting and spreading the disease.
Tips on helping prevent learning loss by making the make the most of children’s time at home, away from school.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India’s interactive comic book series ‘Kids, Vaayu & Corona’ that will give your child a better understanding of what they should be doing and how they can help keep the virus at bay.
Looking for some fun, drama-based relaxation exercises for children at home, getting all stressed? Join your child in trying these stressbusting acts:
Our Child Champion Murshida Khatun from West Bengal demonstrates the right way to wash hands and thus keep a check on infections.