Talking to kids about distressing online content they've seen does help

Publish Date
Wed, 9 Sep 2020, 7:11PM
TikTok was working to remove the footage, but it has been copied and shared elsewhere. Photo/NZ Herald

Talking to kids about distressing online content they've seen does help

Publish Date
Wed, 9 Sep 2020, 7:11PM
A leading neuroscience educator says talking to your kids about distressing content will help more than trying to get them to forget it. 
Parents are being warned about a distressing video circulating on social media, which appears to show a man dying by suicide.
Internal Affairs, the Classification Office and Netsafe are strongly encouraging people not to view it -- and for parents to stop children accessing it.
Neuroscientist Nathan Wallis told Simon and Phil says kids can't unsee that sort of content, and it's important parents talk with them about it when they're ready. 
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