Susanne Krenn, Executive Director of Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs has summarized 5 Lessons for Communicating About Coronavirus.
“The coronavirus pandemic has put the business of risk communication front and center. Every day, it seems, we are getting mixed messages from our leaders, messages that differ in their tone and content depending on who is talking.”
Here is an explainers’ for parents by UNICEF so that they are informed on how COVID-19 might affect them and their children and how they can protect themselves from infection.
UNICEF offers tips on how teachers can have an age-appropriate discussion to reassure and protect children om the context of the COVID-19 outbreak.
“It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by everything you’re hearing about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) right now. It’s also understandable if your children are feeling anxious, too. Children might find it difficult to understand what they are seeing online or on TV – or hearing from other people – so they can be particularly vulnerable to feelings of anxiety, stress and sadness. But having an open, supportive discussion with your children can help them understand, cope and even make a positive contribution for others.”