Coronavirus: The BBC Own It app has a new feature to support users

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The BBC Own It app has a brand new feature to help children who might be worried about coronavirus.

The app, which aims to help keep its users safe online, includes a special keyboard which gives children relevant support and advice as they type.

This keyboard is now able to pick up on any words typed which are linked to Covid-19 and can automatically offer supportive advice that can help children who might be anxious about the effects of the virus.

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How else can the app help users?

The app includes several other features to help its users at this time. This includes:

  • a diary feature to help children express themselves and track their emotions
  • gifs and emojis which children can use to communicate with friends
  • lots of fun quizzes and videos which also show users how they can stay safe online
  • privacy settings - everything that is typed is kept private and never leaves the app.

The app is free to download from the Apple and the GooglePlay app stores.