Newtown School Shooting

Talking to Your Kids About a Tragedy

Alyson Schafer | Posted 02.17.2013 | Canada Living
Alyson Schafer

Parents need to decide how much their children should know about this event. But what are parents to tell them? That is the questions on everyone's mind. Parents know best what their own child can handle. There is a range of sensitivities in children and only a parent knows their child well enough to know what they can handle. The rules you need to apply are as follows...

Fischer, Huckabee Shame Christians In Wake Of Newtown Massacre

Benjamin Morris | Posted 02.13.2013 | Canada Alberta
Benjamin Morris

I, like everyone, was clued to my computer and my TV Friday morning. My heart sat in my stomach as I thought of what the parents, family, and friends of those 20 dead children were going through. I can't imagine my nieces, and nephews lying dead in an elementary school classroom. Even thinking of that breaks my heart.

No Place For Ambiguity In Aftermath Of School Shooting

Kash Heed | Posted 02.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Kash Heed

The politician in me understands that in crafting policy, factors such as social conditions, supports available for mental illness, and the protection in place at children's schools, must all be considered. I am well aware of how important comprehensive consideration, investment, and ultimately prevention can be in avoiding incidents like Friday's shooting. The cop in me, however, is an unyielding proponent of strict gun control after witnessing firsthand the devastation gun violence causes society. It also makes me intolerant of playing the politics of re-election and courting public support on issues of this magnitude.

I'm Choosing Hope Over Fear: Views On The Newtown Tragedy From A Canadian Mom

Erin Chrusch | Posted 02.15.2013 | Canada Alberta
Erin Chrusch

It's been one of those days when the words are many, yet not enough. Because what can you possibly say about such horror? Nothing really. I've wept for the parents, siblings, children, spouses, friends and families of those who were so violently taken from this earth at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Post-Shooting, These Kids Don't Need Media Attention

Elamin Abdelmahmoud | Posted 02.13.2013 | Canada
Elamin Abdelmahmoud

In the wake of the tragedy in the Newtown, CT elementary school, we are all left speechless. In the midst of the chaos that ensues, we rely on news media to guide us. But in order to get as close as possible to the story, sometimes news media pass the line of what is acceptable. Today, there were many instances of reporters talking to little children. Eight- and nine-year-olds. A little child who has just experienced a tragedy like this doesn't need a microphone in his or her face. What we don't want is the use of little children as a means of getting viewers. Those children need love and care first. The story should always come after.