Helping teens cope with bad world news

It’s hard to avoid bad news – young people in particular are spending lots of time online, and it’s easy for them to be exposed to news about natural disasters, pandemics, terrorism, war, deaths and other distressing events.

If your teen is feeling overwhelmed or scared by all the bad news, its important to let them know you are here for them, and find helpful ways to discuss and contextualise the things they’re seeing online.

ReachOut has developed some great tips and advice to help you help your teen cope with bad world news. You can read more here: