Should Kids Be Exposed To Or Sheltered From Heavy News?

Psychologist Dr Lishman comments


Ebony Reeves

20 March 2019

Ebony Reeves

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Every day we're faced with unbelievable and sometimes horrifying news stories, such as the recent Christchurch terrorist attack, and whether we like it or not, these stories are just as accessible by children and young people. 

But according to psychologist Dr Marny Lishman, being exposed to these images and conversations isn't actually healthy for kids.

"We can't solve the world's problems if we're all filled with worry and hate and fear."

- Dr Lishman

This morning she joined the show to share how you can go about safely teaching kids the issues they'll eventually face in the real world, and how to answer children's questions about serious news topics.

Find out more in the catch up below -  

What do you think of the topics raised by Dr Lishman? Let us know if you agree in the Facebook comments. 

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