Traumatic events, the media and your child

Emerging Minds, Australia, 2018

When disasters or traumatic events occur in Australia or elsewhere in the world, they’re often given constant media coverage. It can seem like every time you turn on the TV, radio or go online there is more news about the event, who has been hurt and what is happening in the immediate aftermath.

We need to be mindful of the impact this exposure may have on our children as it can cause distress or worry.