How much news coverage is OK for children?

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All of us have spent time listening to news coverage about tragic events, such as natural disasters, acts of terrorism and events with the loss of human life. We hear stories from survivors and are touched by their tales of heroism. Through these firsthand accounts, we may feel connected to a tragedy even if we are not personally involved.

As adults watch, so too do children.

Here are some ways to help you manage the amount of exposure your children have to tragic news events and how you can prevent overexposure.

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