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Talking Tips: School Violence
•Reassure children that they are safe and emphasize that schools are a safe place.
•Limit television viewing of these events.
•Make time to talk and encourage your child to express their thoughts and feelings.
•Keep your explanations developmentally appropriate. Provide information based on your child’s age and development....
•Be honest about your feelings and validate your child’s feelings.
•Empower children to take action regarding school safety, encouraging them to report incidents and get help if needed.
•Review safety procedures for school and home and create safety plans with your child. Help them identify safe individuals and what to do if they feel unsafe or threatened at any time.
•Observe your child’s emotional state. Some children do not express their concerns verbally.
•Maintain your normal routine.
•Keep the dialogue going and make school safety a regular family topic.
•Seek help if you are worried about your child’s reaction or behaviors.