You will need
- Device with access to the internet
Before you begin
- This activity could also be completed online. Check out the advice on using Zoom and other popular digital platforms and the guidance on being safe online.
- Kahoot! is a competitive and fun online quiz platform. You’ll need someone to host the quiz; everyone else will need their own device (such as a laptop or smartphone) with internet access. If you're new to the platform, check out Keep calm and Kahoot! for all the info you need to run your session.
- Have a look at the COVID-19: the facts for more information.
Start the quiz
- The person leading the activity should welcome everyone to the meeting and ask them to mute themselves.
- Everyone should chat about what they know about coronavirus.
- The person leading the activity should open the Kahoot! quiz for this activity, start the quiz, and share their screen.
- Everyone should load the Kahoot! app (or go to kahoot.it in a web browser) and enter the pin number shown on the person leading the game’s screen.
- Everyone should play through all of the questions to see who knows their stuff.
It’s important that people have all the facts when they talk about topics such as coronavirus. Why is it important to know the facts? People could think about how the facts help people to make informed decisions and help make sure people believe the truth, not any misinformation.
This activity gave everyone the chance to talk about what they already knew and put their knowledge to the test. Did people learn anything new from the kahoot? What did they learn about hand washing and staying socially distanced? People could think about why they help reduce the spread of coronavirus and how else they can reduce the spread, such as wearing masks or getting tested if they have symptoms. Why is it important to reduce the spread of coronavirus? So fewer people get poorly.
- Online safety
Supervise young people when they’re online and give them advice about staying safe.
For more support around online safety or bullying, check out the NSPCC website. If you want to know more about specific social networks and games, Childnet has information and safety tips for apps. You can also report anything that’s worried you online to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command.
As always, if you’ve got concerns about a young person’s welfare (including their online experiences), follow the Yellow Card reporting processes.