Here you will find a selection of tools, articles and other resources being shared across the community of children’s rights practitioners concerning the current coronavirus pandemic. These resources include technical notes, advice and guidelines, and examples of best practice. These can be used to help you support children and young people who are concerned or affected by coronavirus.

If you have something you would like to share with the Child Helpline International community, and with others, please contact steve@childhelplineinternational.org with your suggestions.

Talking to children about COVID-19 – for child helplines.

Talking to children about COVID-19 – for parents.

What parents and other caregivers should know about coronavirus.

Responding to child protection risks during the coronavirus pandemic.

Support for staff and volunteers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coping with stress during the outbreak.

School closures – accessing distance learning solutions.

Keep children safe online

Keeping your children entertained during self-isolation or lockdowns

  • Education for Justice (E4J) is UNODC’s initiative to help parents support and entertain their children at home. UNODC has launched programming for children, all of which are available in a multitude of languages. This package includes:
  • The Zorbs, an animated video series that tells the story of an imaginary planet and its inhabitants who overcome a range of challenges thanks to core values and skills promoted under E4J.
  • Zorbify, a comic creator tool that encourages children to build meaningful stories in an engaging, creative way.
  • The Zorbs lesson plans, which include family activities to do together with children
  • the Zorbs comic books, colouring books, and a children’s book
  • Chuka, a mobile game addressing gender-based violence, along with an accompaniying parents’ guide and comic book
  • The Online Zoo, a book on online safety for children.

Marginalised and vulnerable groups.

Latest information from these resources:

UNICEF

End Violence Against Children

Save The Children International (including Emergency Appeal)

World Vision

Technical Note on the Protection of Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action has developed a technical note for the protection of children during the COVID-19 pandemic.