25 February 2022
With the escalating conflict in Ukraine, the BPS has provided advice and guidance on how best to support children who are anxious about the current situation.
Professor Vivian Hill, of the Division of Educational and Child Psychology, says:
“Our children are constantly absorbing things they read, see and hear and it’s completely natural for them to be picking up on the situation in Ukraine and feeling anxious and also asking questions about what is going on.
“Children and young people have experienced an incredibly difficult two years due to the pandemic, and now they are faced with an even more uncertain world with the threat of conflict and war. It is important that we don’t avoid talking to our children about what is going on, but you might want to try to moderate their exposure to constant rolling news and updates.”
Professor Hill advises: