News has never been more accessible than in today's world. In days gone by – where news was delivered in the form of a daily newspaper and an evening news bulletin  – parents and caregivers had greater control over what their children could see and what they didn't. Today’s news can be accessed minutes after it breaks.

While TV and newspapers still serve the news cycle, they’ve been joined by lots of other news outlets and the powerhouse that is social media. If children are exposed to a news story that causes them to act out or behave differently, they may not know how to handle this. It's important that adults can recognise the signs and changes in a child's behaviour so that they can talk to the child about it. The below video lists some signs to look out for.

Related reading: Talking to kids about scary stuff in the news

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