WORRIES ABOUT THE WORLD
WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
There may be some of you who are feeling quite worried due to what is going on in the world.
You might hear or read something scary on social media or from someone else. Some stuff can be hard to make sense of like politics, climate change, natural disasters, and recent events such as Corona Virus and the death of George Floyd.
You might hear words like isolation, lockdown, social injustice, racism, protesting but not know what they mean.
Hearing about this stuff can make you feel anxious or scared. You might feel unsafe and if there are a lot of things in the news about what is happening it can feel really overwhelming.
But I do want to remind you that, there are so many wonderful people who are coming together to support the world to become a better place. People are peacefully protesting the important message of Black Lives Matter and raising awareness, and there are scientists and NHS staff who are working so hard to keep us safe from COVID 19.
There are so many incredible charities and volunteers supporting their communities to feel safe and there is lots of work going on to make sure schools are opening safely.
As teachers/support staff we can support you if you are feeling anxious or scared. We do not have all the answers to your questions but as adults we can try to help you to make some sense of the world.
Get in touch on Purple Mash if you want to speak to any of us about how you are feeling or have any questions you really want to ask.
Have a safe, relaxing and nice weekend.
Trusted links to find out more information and get support:
https://www.flipsnack.com/CSKidsBooks/what-s-going-on.html - A free book for younger children explaining COVID 19.
http://www.frodshamce.cheshire.sch.uk/serve_file/441282 - Corona Virus Social Story
https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/your-feelings/anxiety-stress-panic/worries-about-the-world/ - Childline support for worries about the world.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52813673- George Floyd.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround - A video to help explain what is happening in America.
Some definitions of some words you may hear linked to the media...