Govt announced yesterday that there is a plan in place for supporting online-learning for your school-aged children. It includes distributing devices to homes that need them, ramping up internet connections, providing hard copy educational materials and launching dedicated education broadcasts on free-to-air TV (in both English and Te Reo), so that our children can keep learning. To also support childrens’ well being, a new tool for parents called ‘Sparklers at Home’ has been launched, to help if you have little ones in your bubble.
In response to addressing the potential for violence in our homes while in isolation, Le Va has developed a new educational online campaign – Trouble in the bubble? #Catchyourself
With the lockdown, many people will find themselves feeling’ irritable, frustrated, anxious or worried. These are normal reactions to a very abnormal situation that all New Zealanders are facing together.
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Step 1: #Catch yourself – Stop – know your triggers and warning signs · Step 2: Take a step back – Breathe · Step 3: Calm the mind – Think before you act · Step 4: Act with respect – Be kind and focus on maintaining respectful relationships