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Are your children worried about terrorism? How do we support them to feel safe?

There are many things in the world that can make us feel unsafe and worried as adults, for children these worries seem far bigger and out of their control. A lot of information for children can be hard to make sense of like politics, climate change, natural disasters and events like terrorist attacks.

Hearing about attacks or bombings like the ones in London, Manchester or Barcelona can make you anxious or scared. You might feel unsafe and if there are a lot of things in the news about the attacks, it can feel like the threat is massive. But it’s important to remember that in reality, terrorist attacks are still rare.

The Times and the NSPCC have produced information on how we can support our children to feel safe in times of these attacks. The following video they have produced shows parents discussing terrorist attacks with their children. This might help to approach this issue with our own children in a variety of different ways.

 

For more information offered by the NSPCC on how to make our children feel safe, click on the following website or you can call the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-we-do/news-opinion/supporting-children-worried-about-terrorism/

For more information on Prevent, extremism, grooming and radicalisation in Warwickshire please visit the Safe in Warwickshire website:

http://www.safeinwarwickshire.com/prevent

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