Every day, over 300 people are shot on average in the United States. After mass shootings happen, they remain in the news cycle for months or even years. More and more children are being exposed to gun violence either directly or indirectly, via social media, news outlets, and conversations at home and school.
Americans are living in scary times. We’re overwhelmed with news stories of horrific mass shootings, and parents and kids are understandably scared. Surveys show increases in teen anxiety about school shootings.
Childhood trauma can take many forms. Sometimes traumatic experiences are obvious, like the absence of basic needs, or sexual, physical, or emotional abuse.
With so much access to the internet, it’s nearly impossible to be aware of every single piece of media your kids consume. So what can you do to make sure you’re being a responsible parent in terms of what your kids are watching?
Every parenting approach is different, but all parents want one thing.