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Remote Schooling SOS

Helping you rise to the challenge of lockdown learning

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What’s the best device for home learning? How can I help my child while also doing my own work? How much should they do each day? Why doesn’t my Wi-Fi work?

Parents have many questions right now – and that’s why we’ve launched Remote Schooling SOS, a weekly live show on YouTube that will bring them the answers.

Each week, your hosts – Parent Zone CEO Vicki Shotbolt and Dave Coplin, the internationally renowned tech expert and author of The Rise of the Humans – will bring you tips, tricks and hacks to improve your remote-learning setup, with help from special guests from the world of education and tech.

Catch up on the previous episodes below, and send your questions to us via

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Episode 6: Returning to schools: what you need to know – Thursday 25 Feb, 6pm

Episode 5: Finding a better balance

Episode 4: Do safety settings really work?

Bonus video: The best remote schooling accessories

Episode 3: The power of play

Bonus video: An easy way to digitise written content

Episode 2: Devices and paperless learning

Bonus video: How to choose the right device for your child

Episode 1: How good is good enough? 

Bonus video: 3 Easy tips to get and stay connected

Lockdown advice and resources

We’ve also pulled together a selection of articles to help you navigate parenting during the pandemic. Check them out below.