Talking to children about Ukraine
- Help for teachers and families to talk to pupils about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and how to help them avoid misinformation | GOV.UK
- Conflict and its consequences | British Red Cross: Teaching resources
- The Ukraine Crisis | Choices Program: Lesson plan and resources aimed at secondary students.
- How to talk about war and conflict with kids | Save the Children
- How to talk to kids about Ukraine | The New York Times
- Advice if you’re upset by the news| BBC Newsround
- Ukraine crisis: Your questions answered | BBC Newsround
- How to talk to your children about the Ukraine crisis | The Independent
- How to talk to children about what’s happening in Ukraine | Metro News.
- How to talk to your teenager about the invasion of Ukraine | BBC Bitesize.
News sources for children
- First News is a weekly newspaper written specifically for children. It enables them to access the news in an easy to understand and non-threatening way.
- Newsround is a useful starting point for children to access world news.
- My Life Journey Book | Lifebook for Youth is an activity book for children from Ukraine. Children can write their experiences of the journey, their memories of Ukraine and their hopes for the future.
- ICAM resource pack | Icam Programme: Information on welcoming Ukrainian child refugees.
- Helping Ukrainian students in schools | GOV.UK: Guidance and resources to help education staff support Ukrainian pupils.
- Stay safe in the UK | Hope for Justice has also collated a suite of materials that will support people from Ukraine.
- Spot the signs posters and leaflets | Stop the Traffik: Guidance on anti-trafficking and a series of wider issues, available in English, Ukrainian and Russian.
- Keeping children safe in the home | NSPCC: With the placement of families from Ukraine, there is an increased need to provide parenting support – especially as there may be some parenting differences. For example, in Ukraine it is more common to leave younger children unsupervised during the day and use physical discipline. This NSPCC resource explains some of these issues and includes a guide for host families. It also provides good parenting resources and advice that could be shared with Ukrainian parents.
Spreadsheet of useful links
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