It is all about probability vs. possibility for the kids affected by Fridays shooting. Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Michael Ratheal, said kids need to be reminded that there is a small probability of something like this happening, not that it is possible.
She said the younger the child the less he or she should be exposed to the footage but the need increases for explaining the facts. For children near the incident, and those afar, the key is being honest.
"You can not tell children that it isn't going to happen to us, or somewhere near Connecticut," Ratheal said. "I think to help them understand that adults are dedicated to their safety. that local law enforcement, parents, the people in their schools, everybody is going to be alarm and alert."
Dr. Ratheal said that children should know that when a problem arises steps are taken to protect them from it.