There are many resources available online for families looking for information on how to assist their children (and themselves) during this challenging time. I listened to a webinar by Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, a leading child and adolescent psychologist, and he suggested parents look at the following websites;
The Department's http://education.vic.gov.au has information and advice regarding learning from home, how to talk to your child about coronavirus, bullying prevention, looking after yourself and your child's mental and physical health and wellbeing.
FUSE, https://fuse.education.vic.gov.au - the Department's online learning hub has activities and tips that will help your family to keep heathy and active as well as links to further resources and ideas for getting through lockdown.
Schooltv - https://schooltv.me
Building Resilience in Children https://www.beyondblue.org.au/who-does-it-affect/children/building-resilience-in-children-aged-0-12
Smiling mind - https://www.smilingmind.com.au/
There is also Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 if they would like to speak to someone. The Department will launching more initiatives in September and Dr Carr-Gregg will be hosting another webinar, I will send the information out when it comes to hand.