Talking to children about terrorism

The NSPCC has highlighted children’s fears about terrorism, with 660 counselling sessions on the topic having been provided by Childline between November 2015 and November 2016. Tips for talking to children worried about terrorism include: listen and ask them what they know and how they feel about it; reassure them that adults are doing everything they can to keep them safe; avoid complicated explanations that could leave a child confused and frightened.

NSPCC have also produced a video giving tips from other parents available from

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/fighting-for-childhood/news-opinion/increase-calls-childline-paris-attacks/