Parents Voice in Government School Education


This section has resources to help you through times of COVID-19 restrictions, including lockdowns and home learning.

A good place to start is our Reliable Information page, with lots of links to authoritative health and education websites – don’t rely on ‘word-of-mouth’, get your information from a reliable source.

Watch our News & Views page and the Victorian Coronavirus website for updates about current restrictions.

Articles on this topic

Keeping safe in cyberspace

Susan McLean from CyberSafety Solutions has produced a series of free videos on how to stay safe in the online environment. Transcripts are also available. The presentations include: Internet facts vs fiction Duty of care

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Talking to your child about coronavirus

The Education Department has published a page for parents, “Talking to your child about coronavirus”. The page includes practical advice on how to discuss the topic with your child, adapting information to the child’s age,

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Covid resources from the ABC

ABC Online has created some very useful resources for parents struggling to deal with COVID-19 and its impact on their children – and themselves. Maggie Dent Well-known parenting educator and author Maggie Dent presents these

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COVID resources from ReachOut

ReachOut is an online mental health organisation for young people and their parents. They have developed a range of support resources to help teenagers, parents and schools through the coronavirus pandemic. The resources range from explainers

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Student Wellbeing Hub COVID-19 resources

The Student Wellbeing Hub is a space for educators, parents and students to find resources and support that promote wellbeing and learning within the education community. Specific COVID-19 wellbeing resources have also been created to support learning communities during the

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Education Department wellbeing resources

The Education Department has published a suite of new resources to help parents support the wellbeing and mental health of their children. These resources are available on the Department’s website: Managing screen time, health and wellbeing.

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