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Healthy parenting 101 - How to make sure your child is safe

Healthy parenting 101 - How to make sure your child is safe

Across the world, due to the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), children are affected by physical distancing, quarantines and nationwide school closures.

Some children and young people may be feeling more isolated, anxious, bored and uncertain.They may feel fear, and grief, over the impact of the virus on their families.

Working with our partners, WHO will bring you content to help open the world of isolation. Watch out for resources and ideas to support parents and projects that will engage children in understanding the coronavirus, the challenges it brings to their world and what can be done to protect them.

We will also introduce children to creative content that will entertain and provide a much-needed escape into the fun and magical worlds of imagination.

How to keep your child safe online while stuck at home during the COVID-19 outbreak

Wash Your Hands With Peppa Pig

As part of ongoing collaborations with children's entertainment and education platforms, WHO partnered with preschool animated television series Peppa Pig to launch the "Wash Wash Wash Your Hands" sing-along video. Peppa and her friends show the fun in safe hand hygiene by encouraging children and families to wash their hands. 


Will you wash your hands with Akili?

WHO has teamed up with Ubongo, Africa-based children's education and entertainment producer, to launch 'Will you wash your hands with Akili?'. The sing-a-long video by Akili and Me shows children how to wash their hands to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Addressing Human Rights as Key to the COVID-19 Response

This document brings to attention key health and human rights considerations with regards to COVID-19 pandemic. It highlights the importance of integrating a human rights based approach in response to COVID-19. It provides key considerations in relation to addressing stigma and discrimination, prevention of violence against women, support for vulnerable populations; quarantine and restrictive measures and shortages of supplies and equipment. It also highlights human rights obligations with regards to global cooperation to address COVID-19.

- Access the publication 

Parenting in the time of COVID-19

School closures, working remote, physical distancing — it's a lot to navigate for anyone, but especially for parents. To help parents interact constructively with their children during this time of confinement, WHO teamed up with the Parenting for Lifelong Health initiative to bring parents and caregivers a set of handy tips.

- For more healthy parenting tips

- For worldwide languages

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