Children’s and Caretakers’ Animation Series on COVID-19 – Episode 1

The COVID-19 response under Breakthrough ACTION Cambodia includes a six-episode children’s and caretakers’ animated series aimed at disseminating key COVID-19 messages focused on key behaviors (e.g., handwashing, self-isolation) and prevention of COVID-19.

This was developed in coordination with UNICEF and approved by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS). This first episode aired in May 2020 and was shared through the Facebook pages of the MoEYS, UNICEF and Save the Children, and broadcasted on several  local TV channels. It is available in Khmer and sign language.

The series is available on Facebook and YouTube.

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    Animated Video about COVID-19 and Kindness

    This video uses characters from the movie “Despicable Me” who let their love and kindness show and show ways to keep themselves and their communities safe during this unprecedented time.

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      How Best to Protect Yourself from the Coronavirus

      This poster, produced by UNICEF and ICRF, provides basic information in an attractive and child-friendly layout, about handwashing, wearing a mask, physical distancing, and what to do if you don’t feel well.

      Source: How Best to Protect Yourself from the Coronavirus

        COVID-19 24/7 Parenting Resources in 70 Languages

        Parenting for Lifelong Health provides open-access online parenting resources during COVID-19. These tip sheets are available in 70 languages.

        The tip sheets cover the following topics:

        1. Keeping children safe online
        2. Family budgeting in times of financial stress
        3. Family harmony at home
        4. Learning through Play
        5. When we get angry
        6. Crowded homes and communities
        7. One-on-one time
        8. Keeping it positive
        9. Structure Up
        10. Bad behavior
        11. Keep calm and manage stress
        12. Talking about COVID-19

        Source: COVID-19 24/7 Parenting Resources in 70 Languages

          COVID and KIDS: A Video Animation from Malawi

          UNICEF with support from UKAid is influencing children in Malawi to practice 5 key actions to prevent COVID-19: frequent handwashing with soap, physical distancing, use of the flexed elbow when coughing and sneezing, avoiding touching the face (mouth, nose and eyes) and staying at home.

          Source: COVID and KIDS: A Video Animation from Malawi

            Handwashing Promotion – (2008, Spanish)

            This “Bubbles of Love” campaign promotion in Peru was produced as part of the Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing and used to educate children on the importance of using soap for handwashing.

              Keep your Distance

              ROBert explains the corona virus to children. The whole world is talking about the corona virus. Daycares and schools have closed, and children are asking a lot of questions. This movie uses PLAYMOBIL to help explain in a way that children can understand what is happening right now, what we can all do to ease the situation, and why it so important to avoid contact with other children and adults.

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              Toolkit to Spread Awareness and Take Action on COVID-19

              Inspired by the actions of young people across the world UNICEF has compiled a set of actions that anyone can take to join the fight against misinformation and stigma, and to promote community support and spirit, divided by the time it will take one to get involved, so anyone can decide how he or she can best contribute.

              Source: Toolkit to Spread Awareness and Take Action on COVID-19

                My Hero is You, How Kids can Fight COVID-19!

                This is a new story book that aims to help children understand and come to terms with COVID-19 has been produced by a collaboration of more than 50 organizations working in the humanitarian sector, including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Save the Children.

                With the help of a fantasy creature, Ario, “My Hero is You, How kids can fight COVID-19!” explains how children can protect themselves, their families and friends from coronavirus and how to manage difficult emotions when confronted with a new and rapidly changing reality.

                The book – aimed primarily at children aged 6-11 years old – is a project of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings, a unique collaboration of United Nations agencies, national and international nongovernmental organizations and international agencies providing mental health and psychosocial support in emergency settings.

                During the early stages of the project, more than 1700 children, parents, caregivers and teachers from around the world shared how they were coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. The input was invaluable to script writer and illustrator Helen Patuck and the project team in making sure that the story and its messages resonated with children from different backgrounds and continents.

                In order to reach as many children as possible, the book has been widely translated into more than 30 languages. It is being released as both an online product and audio book. All languages are available in PDF form at the link below.

                Source: My Hero is You, How Kids can Fight COVID-19!

                Cough Etiquette Video

                This music video, subtitled in English, shows children following COVID-19 prevention practices, especially covering their mouths/faces when sneezing or coughing.

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