Here's the problem with ignorance: bad information is worse than no information. It empowers the fool with faulty ammunition that is used recklessly. Worse still, there are a lot more sources of bad information than there are for silence. So is all lost?
While I believe it is important to keep our kids somewhat up to date with current affairs, do they really need to know and digest every piece of bad information that hits the ever expanding radar? A local station used to announce, just prior to the news, "It's 10 o'clock. Do you know where your children are?" I say, better yet, "Do your children always need to know what you know?"