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Disaster news on TV and social media can trigger post-traumatic stress in kids thousands of miles away – here’s why some are more vulnerable

Exposure to videos of disasters can trigger post-traumatic stress symptoms in some children. Chokchai Poomichaiya / EyeEm via Getty Images Jonathan S. Comer, Florida International University and Anthony Steven Dick, Florida International University When disasters strike, the flood of images on TV and social media can have a powerful psychological impact on children – whether those children are physically in …

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