Much of the coverage on the news about the the tragic events in Newtown, CT are not age appropriate for young children. The repetition of such scenes can be disturbing and confusing. Children also learn by watching adults closely and listening to their conversations with other adults. It is natural for them to want to talk about things that they don't understand and are frightening. The most important thing for us to do is reassure them that their schools and homes are safe and that adults there to protect them.
Below are some resources about discussing tragic events with children: