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How to talk to young people about Russia's invasion of the Ukraine

Posted on by Judy Molyneux

Your foster children or pupils may have questions or be seeking reassurance following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Here is some guidance that might help you.

Information and Resources from the Department for Education

The Department for Education (DfE) has compiled useful advice and classroom resources for teachers, including how to talk to young people about distressing and complex news stories and how to spot mis- and disinformation. These resources can be found on the DfE Website.

New resource from Educate Against Hate

How to Help Students Talk About the News by former Head of Humanities and Online Learning Manager at The Economist Educational Foundation Tom Bigglestone.

Save the Children: How to talk about war and conflict with children and young people

Children may see and hear things about the crisis in the news, leading to feelings of uncertainty, anxiety and fear, which parents and caregivers need to address, The Save The Children website has tools and tips to help parents and educators approach these concerns.