How Can the News Make Kids Worry?

Seeing news about upsetting events — like terrorist attacks, mass shootings, and natural disasters — can make kids worry that something similar could happen to them or their loved ones. It also can make them fear some part of daily life (like thunderstorms) that they never worried about before.

Parents can help kids deal with these disturbing stories and images. Talk together about what they watch or hear and put frightening information into a reasonable context.

How Can the News Make Kids Worry?

Depending on their age or maturity level, kids might not yet understand the differences between fact and fantasy.

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