Focus on reliable news
News and information online aren’t always accurate. Some information online will also be biased, which means it will try to focus on some pieces of information but not others. It can be easy for wrong information to be shared without people realising.
The best way to get reliable information about what’s happening is to visit news organisations that you trust.
Talk about what’s happening
It’s not always easy to share your worries, but it can help to talk about how you’re being impacted.
If you have questions about what’s happening, it can help to ask an adult you trust. Even if they don’t know, you can talk about it or look for the answers together.
Childline is a safe space to talk about anything. You can share how you’re feeling with us and our counsellors will always support you.
Think about what you watch or read
Videos and news about what’s happening can be upsetting sometimes, and it’s not always easy to know something might affect you or someone else.
It can help to think carefully before watching videos or following links about what’s happening, and if you’re not sure then it’s a good idea to check with an adult you trust first.
If you’re thinking about sharing something, it’s good to think about how it’ll affect other people.