Unlike movies or entertainment programs, news is real. But depending on their age or maturity level, children might not yet understand the distinctions between fact and fantasy.
By the time children are aged seven or eight years old, however, what they see on TV can seem all too real. For some children, the vividness of a sensational news story can be internalised and transformed into something that might happen to them. A child watching a news story about a bombing on a bus or a subway might worry, “Could I be next? Could that happen to me?” Continue reading Educators – Are we talking Current Affairs?