Protecting children from violence in school

Every child has the right to go to school free from fear. When schools provide quality, inclusive and safe education, children can learn, build friendships and gain the critical skills they need to navigate social situations. In the best circumstances, school puts children on the path to a promising future. But for too many girls […]

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6 ways parents can support their kids through the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) brings with it feelings like anxiety, stress and uncertainty — and they are felt especially strongly by children of all ages. Though all children deal with such emotions in different ways, if your child has been faced with school closures, cancelled events or separation from friends, they are going to need […]

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Staying safe outside during COVID-19

Getting outdoors is a favourite pastime of adults and children alike. But with the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, parents are faced with navigating how to enjoy being outside while protecting their family’s health. Consider this your “cheat sheet” for safer outdoor fun!  Can COVID-19 spread outdoors? Unfortunately, yes. COVID-19 can spread anywhere where you may come […]

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): What parents should know

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has upended the lives of children and their families around the world. As COVID-19 has spread, so has misinformation – fueling discrimination and stigma. UNICEF is working with health experts to promote facts over fear, bringing trustworthy guidance and answering some of the questions families might have. What is COVID-19? Coronavirus […]

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Everything you need to know about washing your hands to protect against coronavirus

Respiratory viruses like coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread when mucus or droplets containing the virus get into your body through your eyes, nose or throat. Often, the virus can easily spread from one person to the next via hands. During a global pandemic, one of the cheapest, easiest, and most important ways to prevent the spread of […]

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Cyberbullying: What is it and how to stop it

“What would you like to know about cyberbullying?” We posed this question to young people and received thousands of responses from around the world.  We brought together UNICEF specialists, international cyberbullying and child protection experts, and teamed up with Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to answer the questions and give their advice on ways to deal […]

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5 ways to help keep your child’s online experiences positive and safe.

If your family is stuck at home during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, it’s likely your children are spending a lot more time online. School, chats with friends and grandparents, even music lessons — so much has shifted online. Being connected helps children and teenagers reduce the impact of this new (temporary) normal and encourages […]

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Protecting the most vulnerable children from the impact of coronavirus

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is of a scale most people alive today have never seen. Worldwide, the outbreak is claiming lives and livelihoods as health systems buckle, education is disrupted and families struggle to stay afloat.  Communities across the globe are rising to the challenge – from health and social workers risking their lives to […]

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