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Black/White/social media: Kids and our events this week

6 years ago
last modified: 6 years ago

I have middle schoolers and high school kids, and they follow current events. If you have kids these ages, how are you discussing and explaining what occurred this past week regarding Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the Dallas police shootings?

My kids learn about this as soon as I do. Unless I cut them off from the world, they're going to see videos, commentary, etc. It's a whole new world of information sharing.

My biggest challenge is explaining to them the difference between initial reactions on social media and videos, vs how facts unfold hours later when more information is known.

This was NOT covered in "What to Expect When You're Expecting" during my pregnancies.

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