Advice if you're upset by the news

Do you sometimes feel worried by the news? Watch this video to find out what you can do about it.


  • Do the preparation activity to help you with words from the video.
  • Watch the video then play the games to check your understanding.
  • You can also print the worksheets for more practice.
  • Remember to read our discussion question and leave a comment!


When things like this happen, it's totally normal to feel upset and worried. To think things like:

Why did this happen?

Could this happen to me?

Could this happen to my family and my friends?

Am I safe?

What's important to remember is that although events like this are very sad, they are also rare. 

Worrying stories are often in the news because they don't happen very often. 

So what should you do if you're feeling sad or anxious? 

Talk about it. You can speak to your parents, a teacher or an adult you can trust. They can reassure you and help you feel better. And remember, when things like this happen, most people are there to help.



Do you watch, listen to or read the news? Who do you talk about it with? Tell us about it.

Average: 3.7 (10 votes)

English courses for children aged 6-17

Learn more

Sign up to our newsletter for free learning tips and resources

We will process your data to send you our newsletter and updates based on your consent. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of every email. Read our privacy policy for more information.