How to prepare your child for air raids that may happen during the school day

Опубліковано 19 October 2023 року, о 11:12

The Ministry of Health, within the framework of the implementation of the All-Ukrainian Mental Health Program “How are you?”, on the initiative of Olena Zelenska, provided the necessary advice. 

1.Give your child clear instructions on what to do in the event of an air raid. Explain that teachers know how to handle such situations and will take care of all students. Therefore, children must follow their instructions.

2.Emphasize that the educational process continues during an air raid.  The child cannot go home, and leaving the shelter is dangerous for the child’s life and health.

3.Be sure to show your child shelters, burrows, and structures on the way to and from school. Explain that a child should get off and go to the nearest shelter if he or she is on public transportation during an air raid alert.

4.Provide the school administration with your contact information and the contact information of those who can pick up the student from school. If your child has special needs, be sure to discuss them with the headmaster and teachers.

5.Be sure your child knows your contact information, blood type, chronic illnesses, etc. You can make a patch on a backpack or stick notes in a diary, phone, or pocket for an elementary school student. 

6.Join the school or class mailing list/chat room to stay up to date on what is happening.