TALKING TO KIDS ABOUT TERRORISM

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Terrorism attacks around the world evoke emotions such as fear and anger. Conveying information to children about these tragic events can be a challenge for parents.

Follow these tips to help explain terrorism to children:

  • Listen actively
  • Do not avoid difficult conversations
  • Be prepared to answer questions
  • Use age appropriate language
  • Provide answers with facts
  • Emphasize hope

There are many stories about good, compassionate, and heroic deeds that take place during and after an attack, so help children identify ways they can help others. For more information and to sign up for a 911 Memorial & Museum Schools Webinar, visit here.

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