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The Headteacher: How much should we protect our children?

Steve Woodhouse, Executive Headteacher of Bishop Wilton CE Primary School

Steve Woodhouse, Executive Headteacher of Bishop Wilton CE Primary School

  • by Steve Woodhouse, Executive Headteacher of Bishop Wilton CE Primary School
 

There has been some debate recently as to how much we should share of the world’s news with our young children. Should they know about the terrible stories coming out of Gaza, Israel, Iraq and other war torn countries? How much do we tell them and is there any benefit in doing so?

It is only natural for us to want to protect our children. Some of the horrific images on our television screens are hard for us to watch as adults, it is no surprise therefore that many parents shield their children from them. So, how much shielding do we do, and does it paint an unrealistic picture?

Read Steve’s full column in this Thursday’s (28 August) Pocklington Post.

 

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