Coping with COVID-19: You Are Not Alone

The COVID-19 crisis has brought us challenging times. You are not alone in asking questions such as how to talk to your child about the worldwide pandemic and the profound effect it has had on our lives. See below for an advisory on children's online activity from the Westchester District Attorney's Office. Here are some resources to help you navigate the uncertainty:

How to Talk to Your Anxious Child or Teen About Coronavirus
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)

Supporting Families During COVID-19
The Child Mind Institute

What You Can Do
American Psychological Association

New York State Resources
Office of Mental Health Emotional Support Helpline: 1-844-863-9314

The Emotional Support Helpline provides free and confidential support, helping callers experiencing increased anxiety due to the coronavirus emergency.

 City School District of New Rochelle Support Helpline: (914) 336-7800

Advice from the Westchester County District Attorney's Office: Parents are urged to be extra vigilant about their children’s online and mobile activity on social apps. Children, especially those in their tweens and teens, may be at increased risk of cyber bullying, sexual exploitation, scams and other forms of digital abuse. 

Parents are advised to:

  • Set limits on online usage
  • Create mobile curfews: Turn off phones at night and store them with your phone
  • Set parental controls where possible
  • Know your child’s passwords
  • Remind young children especially: Don’t “talk” to strangers. Explain that people online can make up identities and may take advantage of them
  • Block and report users who make them feel uncomfortable.

If you have a complaint about a person or business, you can visit Westchester County’s online complaint site here.

 

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