Sleep matters Getting enough good quality sleep is very important. Leave phones outside the bedroom when it is bedtime.
Sharing sensibly Talk about sharing photos and information online and how photos and words are sometimes manipulated. Parents and carers should never assume that children are happy for their photos to be shared. For everyone – when in doubt, don’t upload!
Talking helps Talk with children about using screens and what they are watching. A change in behaviour can be a sign they are distressed – make sure they know they can always speak to you or another responsible adult if they feel uncomfortable with screen or social media use.
Keep moving! Everyone should take a break after a couple of hours sitting or lying down using a screen. It’s good to get up and move about a bit. #sitlessmovemore
Family time together Screen-free meal times are a good idea – you can enjoy face-to-face conversation, with adults giving their full attention to children.
Use helpful phone features Some devices and platforms have special features – try using these features to keep track of how much time you (and with their permission, your children) spend looking at screens or on social media.
Fun activities for teachers and parents to keep children happy, healthy and focussed with everything from outdoor games to exercise videos to mental wellbeing activities.
We would like to introduce all families across the UK to The #DailyMileAtHome. It’s an easy and fun way to keep fit and maintain good health and wellbeing for you and your children.
Take some time to relax to help with your social and emotional wellbeing.
Try something new with a member of your family
Go for a walk and look at the changes in nature
Close your eyes and listen to some calming music
Learn a bunch of jokes and tell them to your family and friends
In a quiet place, think of a happy or special time from your past - who is with you and why is it special?