5 Tips for Talking About World Events With Your Teen

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Suitable for: Families of secondary-age children  

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Talking about world events may feel daunting. No matter how old your children are, you still want to protect them from the bad things that are happening in the world. But reports of natural disasters, terrorism, violence, wars and other world events fill our lives. 


Teenagers have access to social media and news websites, so they get instant information about world events that are happening. They are likely to come across misleading and often exaggerated reports online and will also discuss the events with their friends. So, it is important to make sure the information they are seeing and hearing is accurate. 


Here are 5 simple ways you can talk to your child about frightening events happening in the world. 





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