Social Media Apps – Advice for Parents and Carers

Attached are 4 one page documents on Instagram, WhatsApp, TikTok and Discord, some of the apps that a number of young people are using daily. They are each designed to provide important advice and information for parents and carers. Please click on the links to find out information about using each app.





Back to School Tip #8

For those of you returning to school today, we hope you have a great day! We are going to be posting some more Back to School tips each day for the rest of the week. We’d love to hear which tip has been your favourite.  

Back to School Tip #8: Get Active – Keep going, or get started

It’s proven that physical activity boosts our sense of well-being.

Your Child: If your child started to be more active during lockdown, think about how this can be continued. If not, what small steps could you encourage. Be curious about what may interest them and plan how they could try something new.  

 You: A lot of us were more active individually as well as together as a family – playing games, going for cycle rides and walks together. We will have noticed the benefit; plan how you can keep these activities going. 

Together: As lockdown eases we can benefit from more exercise outdoors and reduce some of family screen time and online activity.   

Remember little rewards to yourself and family can help establish a good habit! 

For more information about going Back to School and supporting your own and your child’s wellbeing visit

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Back to School Tips

We all want to help our children and young people make as smooth a transition as possible back to school and to feel safe and happy there. To find lots of helpful tips, down load the Building Resilience- Back to School Tips for families at

We hope you and your child are feeling ready to return to school tomorrow or very soon. Some of our Back to School tips may give you some ideas and help you all focus on the positives. 

Back to School Tip #7: Make a Difference – Small things can make a difference

Your Child: Discuss with your child what they did to make a difference to someone in your community or your environment over the past few months. Like displaying a rainbow, shopping for a grandparent or cutting the grass for a neighbour.

Acknowledge the small things – for example notice your child when they help a sibling, put litter in the bin, help around the home. 

You: Talk about who or what made a difference to you or your family during lockdown.

This could be something that seems small, like someone calling when you needed cheering up. Consider how you made a difference and what else you’d like to do.

Together: By each of us washing our hands, wearing a mask and keeping a distance we help protect others.

For more information about going Back to School and supporting your own and your child’s wellbeing visit

#buildingresilience #BackToSchoolEdin