Common Sense Media, a leader in vetting internet resources for young people has a mental health segment in their vast collection of resources. Amongst the topics covered are kids and screen time, addiction, anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation. The focus is on keeping media and technology usage healthy and positive.
Another PBS offering is Fizzy’s Lunch Lab. This website uses videos, music, games and characters to teach young learners about healthy eating. There are even recipes on the site.
Students do not log in to the site, so privacy is not a concern.
Created by PBS, Arthur Family Health uses the familiar children’s books to teach health-related content to young learners. The site offers games, videos and resources designed to keep families safe and strong. Topics include asthma, peanut allergy, nutrition, resilience and fitness.
Students do not actually log into the site, so privacy is not a concern.
Kids Health is a website with tons of free content regarding health. It covers topics that range from staying safe to illnesses and injuries to puberty and growing up. There are resources for educators, kids, teens and parents on this site.
Kids health collects no personal data.
The male companion to the young women’s site, Young Men’s Health, is just as robust, but is geared to boys. The resource includes general health, sexual health, medical conditions, nutrition and fitness and emotional health. The site has updated their information to be current for the covid-19 quaranting and includes questions and answers that young people may have about this virus.
As students do not log in to the site, there are no privacy considerations we need to be privy to.