Welcome to another week.
In the wake of the Paris Attacks, a video of a father talking to his son about the shooting at Bataclan has gone viral. Elizabeth Handsley, A professor of law asks the question, should we expose children to news relating to terrorism?
In her article, Elizabeth explains how news of this nature affects each age group, issues raised by the free flow of media coverage on incidents like terror attacks and how we can reassure children who are exposed to this kind of content.
The video which was recorded in front of Bataclan, one of the venues where a terror attack in Paris took place, shows a father telling his son that the flowers being laid down in front of the stadium are a form of protection against terrorism and bullets.
Our question this week then, is just this: should we speak in metaphors to young children, or look at different ways of communicating tragedy, and, ultimately, victory over it?