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School: Limit kid's exposure to tragic events

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Horry County School officials say you should monitor how much your kids watch coverage of the tragic school shooting in Connecticut.

It's easy to get fixated on wall to wall coverage of the tragedy. Images on TV and social media can inundate a child.

Officials at Forestbrook Middle School says they've had a few students discussing the tragedy with the guidance counselor. Administrators say if your child want to talk about the incident, let them but don't overwhelm them with it.

Officials say every child is different but children younger than eight probably shouldn't be exposed to too much. They say it's important to let children know they are safer but also talk about and have a family plan in place for emergencies.

The principal at Forestbrook Middle School says her staff is focusing on the positive.

"We are really just focusing on how much we really love kids and all the great things we do with kids and we're also assuring them that we do everything we can to ensure their safety at all times," says April Scott.

The guidance counselor adds it's a good idea for adults to limit their intake of coverage as well.

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