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Protecting Bug Buster activities

Three examples of activities to teach groups about self-care, vaccination, and responsible use of antibiotics.
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e-Bug was developed for use in schools pre-COVID-19 and so some activities may require modification based on your school’s distancing guidelines. Please use your judgement and tell us how you have modified the activities, or if you would like to discuss some ideas, contact e-Bug@phe.gov.uk

These activities focus on how school groups and community members can become more knowledgeable about accessing health information online, as well as gain knowledge of the importance of vaccines to prevent infections and how antibiotics should be used responsibly.

Accessing Health Information Online (15 mins)

Suitable for school and community groups

This activity will help participants become more confident at accessing health information online and learn about where to go for reliable information.

A summary of instructions for both school and community groups can be found here. You will also find a link in the downloads section below.

Screenshot of the NHS website homepage

Vaccinations activity (15 mins)

Suitable for KS3

This activity will help participants to understand what vaccines are and how they can help prevent the spread of infection to others and contribute to immunity.

A summary of instructions for both school and community groups can be found here. You will also find a link in the downloads section below.

person being vaccinated

Image taken from NIAID flickr.

Antibiotics scenarios (10-15 mins)

Suitable for school and community groups

This activity will help participants understand discussions that might take place before we use or have access to antibiotics and how to make informed decisions about antibiotic use using three patient scenarios. It reinforces messages to not take antibiotics for coughs and colds, to take antibiotics as prescribed and not to use other people’s or leftover antibiotics.

A summary of instructions for both school and community groups can be found here. You will also find a link in the downloads section below.

Image from antibiotic scenarios activity - cartoon doctor and patient discussing whether antibiotics should be used, and a prompt for discussion at the bottom.

If you are supporting home-learning or working with small groups of children, we have additional activities on antibiotic awareness in our newly launched Antibiotic Guardian Youth Badge Leader and Volunteer Activity Pack. Click here to access this resource.

Have you carried out any activities which are similar to these?

Let us know your experiences in the comments below.

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