Schools closing down is hard for everyone, but especially for students whose home life isn’t always safe. If you or someone you know is sheltering-in-place in an unsafe home, know first and foremost that none of what is happening is your fault.
This is a scary time for everyone and a lot of things are uncertain. It’s reasonable to be worried about how this is going to impact your future goals and plans. No one has answers yet, but we are all in the same boat trying to do the best we can with what we have and what we know.
Your teachers should be sending you materials to stay on the same page with your classmates, but if that isn’t working for you or if you are worried about falling behind, start by deciding what to focus on.
Do you need to work on math, or reading, or coding? Good news! There are lots of free websites that you can use to stay caught-up on your school subjects, these are just a few:
(If you need to make a quick escape, click here or click the exit icon on the bottom right of the screen for puppies)
You deserve a loving and safe home, always. You deserve safety, even when the situation is hard or the people who should be your caretakers are unable to keep you safe. We asked social workers, therapists, and homeschool alumni for tips on getting through this hard time.
You are not alone, and there is hope. Many homeschooled students and alumni have survived unsafe home environments. It is hard, but it does get better.