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‘Education in a Digital Age’, explores the latest news, trends and government announcements affecting parents, children and professionals involved in the education sector.

I spoke to lawyer Robert Lewis, Head of Mishcon de Reya’s  Education team, about how adults can talk to children and young people about difficult issues and how to assess what boundaries to set when social networks and technology have eased their exposure to the media.

Whether it’s COVID-19, global conflict, cost of living, climate change or discrimination and prejudice, even for adults the news can feel overwhelming.  To what extent should we try to shelter our young children from these issues?  How do we know when they’re ready to deal with them and how do you explain issues to them without causing undue anxiety?

Mishcon Academy: Digital Sessions are a series of online events, videos and podcasts looking at the biggest issues faced by businesses and individuals today.