Advisory: Manchester Arena Attack Coverage on Newsela
Please be advised that we are covering last night’s attack in Manchester on Newsela. As you lead your classroom full of students today, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- If you would prefer the article to be hidden, you can use our Hide function in the top-right corner of the article.
- Be ready to talk to your students about the news. Your students have probably been exposed to this tragic news already, especially if they're in middle or high school. We've put together some resources to help you talk to students about difficult breaking news topics, including this blog post.
- Help your students cope. Emotional responses to scary events are normal, and everyone finds their own ways of coping. We've curated a collection of articles that demonstrate the many ways people and communities heal and rebuild in times of tragedy.
We know that the articles we publish about events like this may be too upsetting for some students. As we mentioned after the Nice attack last July and too many other times before, Newsela levels articles on these tragedies so that, should you choose to discuss these events in class, your students have access to the information they need in a language they understand, with extra context to underscore the rarity of such attacks.
Every classroom is a unique mix of perspectives and experiences, and you know best what is right for yours. The work you do grooming future leaders who are informed, thoughtful and kind motivates us in our own work. We thank you.
Chief Content Officer