Ways Parents Can Help Children Cope With News of School Violence

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In the wake of the tragic news of a shooting at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, California, Save the Children is offering tips for families, teachers, and communities to help children cope with news of school violence.

“We are saddened to hear the news of yet another act of violence at an elementary school – a place that should be filled with joy and learning,” said Bill Corwin, Vice President of U.S. Programs for Save the Children. “Through our many years of working in elementary schools across the United States, including in San Bernardino County, we know that student safety must remain a top priority.”

Here are ten tips Save the Children recommends for parents, teachers, grandparents and caregivers to provide comfort and understanding to children:

1. Limit television time. While it can be important for adults to stay informed about the situation, television…

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2 Comments

  1. School violence is talk of the town however nothing is being done to address it. Corporal punishment is banned at schools so how can teachers discipline children?

    1. It most definitely is a problem. Hopefully, we can move beyond the talking stage. Students should feel and be safe at school.

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