TikTok isn’t only useful for practical health information—although doctors and nurses have been showing off some killer moves over the past few weeks, and reaching teenagers who might otherwise be missed by the UK government’s lacking communication strategy. It is also providing a sense of community, something that is more and more important as the possibility of lockdown looms longer, and digital spaces shift from being a secondary aspect of our social lives, to being a an essential space for maintaining social connections. For teenagers, this is particularly important.
This is a comprehensive online library of the regional working group for community engagement to fight coronavirus. The readymade tools available on this website are designed to be culturally adapted and context specific.
Two practical guides about how to keep young people healthy during the global COVID-19 pandemic. One is aimed directly at adolescents and young people and another is aimed at parents, caregivers and healthcare providers. The guides are available in English, French, Portuguese and Swahili. In addition to the guides, viewers can download images with short and simple messages from the guide, and share on social media and WhatsApp.
This is a short guide, with important steps and resources, on how country programs can track and address rumors around COVID-19 (as needed). The guide includes a number of great resources and links while also sharing nuggets from global, collective thinking around rumors.
The guide includes sections on:
Discovering the rumors
Verifying the information
Engaging the community