Team Up! Tip of the Week: Talking to Kids About Current Events

Apr. 8, 2022 – Your kids may be confused or troubled by the news coming out of Ukraine. Exposure to traumatic events on-screen can affect children’s well-being, so it’s important to let them know that they’re safe and offer them hope. To help little ones process these tough topics, it’s best to simplify complex ideas about war and violence. As for tweens and teens, encourage them to form their opinions based on trusted sources and think critically about breaking news. With TikTok’s emergence as a major news source on the war, especially among teens, consider learning more about the platform to see what’s being shared there.

This week’s tip comes from Connected Schools at Common Sense.

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