Kristen Bell To Host Coronavirus Special On Nickelodeon To Empower Kids To Ask Questions
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Amongst all the chaos surrounding the constant Coronavirus news cycle, the young generation is looking for answers. Well, this could be what they’re looking for. Kristen Bell will be teaming up with Nickelodeon to produce an hour-long town hall styled program for youngsters to understand the pandemic. Will it work? We’ll have to wait to find out.
Kristen Bell Set To Host Coronavirus Town Hall For Kids On Nickelodeon
You heard that right. Nickelodeon is up for the challenge to inform the world’s kids on the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The program is set to feature medical experts and musical guests, providing the world’s youth with an hour of infotainment! The special is just one of many projects that Nickelodeon is working on as part of their #KidsTogether campaign.
Joining the Good Place star on the program will be a selection of celebrity guests, medical experts and viewer call-ins. Speaking on the upcoming special, Kristen said she hopes that the program will help kids “process and understand what’s going on and, most importantly, to still feel connected.”
It has been reported that Bell will host the show via video chat from home like many other TV productions have been advised to do.
Kristen Bell wants kids to ‘feel empowered to ask questions’ about the Coronavirus
In an email to the Associated Press, Bell spoke further about why she chose to host the special: “I feel like right now, kids’ questions and worries might be getting overlooked. I wanted kids to feel empowered to ask questions, and create a place where they are heard. Children need and deserve that.”
Actor, producer and now head of child and family content at ViacomCBS, gave his take on the new one-hour town hall: “With families everywhere focused on staying healthy and essentially every kid out of school, we immediately understood this is the time to act quickly and be there for the audience in a way that can hopefully help them better cope with what’s going on.”
Other guests that will appear on the show include Russell Wilson, Ciara, Charli D’Amelio and DJ Khaled. JoJo Siwa and Emma Chamberlin are also expected to join in on the fun.
Does Coronavirus even affect children?
Whilst the message that young people are unlikely to suffer from the Coronavirus has been prominent over the last few months, new studies and stats show this is not always the case. Although very few children will develop a severe infection from the virus, it is important that young people understand the risk it poses to others.