How much news is good news?
Obviously the news keeps us up to date with local & global issues & we should have an interest but how much?
Given the seemingly non stop terrorism acts committed by Islamic state groups and gun crime in America in always seems so tragic.
Since having my children I have limited the news I watch. This was a conscious decision. I don't want to bombarded with negativity especially on subjects I cannot change or influence. With social media you cannot block the news & the atrocities still filter through but I can limit it.
The reason I've been thinking about it now is due to a project my daughter did at school this week. A note in a bottle. Other children wrote about pirates, family, minecraft. My daughter wrote about Syria. She's 9. The teacher said she'd been a little sad & just wanted me to know. My daughter says she ok but should a 9 year be worried about terrorism & refuges?
The world is a big and fragile thing. I'm not going to pretend to understand or justify the awful events that fill our newsfeeds on a daily basis but I think I do need to reassure my little one. She loves information, facts and news. This is obviously good but it can be so overwhelming. I think too much news can never be good.
What's your view?