This morning, we woke up to the dreadful news of the terror attack that took place in Manchester last night. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of all those that lost their lives and the many people that were injured as a result of the atrocity.
Your child may be upset or worried about news events such as this one. The following may be helpful websites may be useful:
Childline presents a general overview of worries of the world, and this includes attacks, extremism and bullying.
BBC Newsround advice is more specific to the Manchester attack, offering simple information and advice for a child or young person who is upset.
Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. There’s a link on their homepage to this leaflet on supporting a child after a frightening event.
Winston’s Wish is another charity that supports bereaved children. They’re offering specific advice on how to respond to children and young people affected by the media coverage of the incident in Manchester.