Staying socially connected during coronavirus

The introduction of physical distancing across Australia has meant we have all had to adapt the way we communicate and remain socially connected. This lesson uses a video created by ReachOut with Flexmami to suggest ways students can remain connected to their friends when a physical meeting isn’t possible.

Year Level



5 minutes


  • In class activity
  • Online learning

SEL Competencies

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-management
  • Social awareness
  • Relationship skills

Learning Intention

Students will be able to identify a variety of strategies for remaining connected to their friends.

Key Outcomes

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • describe strategies for remaining socially connected
  • identify different platforms available that enable them to remain socially connected.
Activity 01

Instructions 5 min

  1. Provide students with access to the video 'Staying socially connected during coronavirus- with FlexMami'.
  2. While the video is playing, ask students to mindmap the information and tips given. They could use symbols, images or words.
  3. Ask students:
    • What did you like/not like about the video?
    • Of the strategies suggested in the video, which is your favourite?
    • What are some things we need to consider when using online technologies to connect?

Note: Access the eSafety Commissioner website if you are seeking information about the technology and platforms suggested.