Monitoring What Our Children View After Violent Events

Monitoring What Our Children View After Violent Events

How to protect your kids from violent events

The recent events at Bondi Junction and Wakeley have left us all feeling devastated, and our thoughts are with the families, first responders, and everyone affected by these tragic situation.

As we process this tragedy, it is crucial to consider the impact of ongoing media coverage on our children.

Media coverage, whether on TV or online, is constantly available and can be replayed multiple times. While these events are traumatic for adults, they can be even more overwhelming for children. It is important for us to be mindful of how we discuss these events with our children and the potential impact it may have on their mental well-being.

We have shared a link to a factsheet from Emerging Minds, which provides guidance on how to talk to children about violent events in age-appropriate ways. We hope that this resource will be helpful in navigating this difficult conversation with your family.

Please remember to take care of yourselves and each other during this challenging time, and Kids helpline is also available 24 hours a day 7 days a week on 1800 55 1800.

Click the following link to be taken to the factsheet Talking to children about violent events – Emerging Minds

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