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Ukraine Crisis - Talking to Your Child

With world events surrounding the Ukraine and Russian conflict, children and young people may be hearing words like ‘bombing’, ‘invasion’ and ‘World War Three’ in posts on Instagram, TikTok and other social media sites, as well as on the news or overhearing adult conversations.  Children on social media may be seeing a range of posts; some factual, some memes, some scaremongering, and may be worried or confused about what is happening and the impact this may have on them.


There is some good advice on supporting your child if they see or hear upsetting news at the following websites:


Metro News

BBC Newsround have created a roundup for young people about the situation in Ukraine, which can be a good way to start a conversation with your child if they are seeing content online BBC Newsround


If children are upset by what's going on in the news at the moment they can  read this guide.




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