By the editors of Common Sense Media
We're all reeling over news of the devastating elementary school shooting. In the wake of this tragedy, here are a few ways to provide comfort to your kids and help them feel safe.
Help put the news in perspective
Shootings, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, end-of-the-world predictions -- even local news reports of missing kids and area shootings -- all of this can be upsetting news even for adults, much less kids. In our 24/7 news world, it's become nearly impossible to shield kids from distressing current events.
Today, kids get news from everywhere. This constant stream of information shows up in sharable videos, posts, blogs, feeds, and alerts. And since much of this content comes from sites that are designed for adult audiences, what your kids see, hear, or read might not always be age appropriate. Making things even more challenging is the fact that many kids are getting this information directly on their phones and laptops.Read More »from Talking to Kids About the Connecticut School Shooting