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  • Bushfires are a common feature of Australia’s landscape. Messages regarding bushfires are increasingly accessible from social media, television, radio, fire danger rating signs and general conversation.
  • Children can be negatively affected by information regarding bushfires and they may become concerned about issues of safety.
  • Remember that children are inherently resilient and hopeful and will benefit from having open and supportive discussions about bushfires.
  • Talking to children openly in a way that suits their age, while also involving them in decisions and actions regarding bushfire preparation and response, will help them to feel emotionally secure and confident.

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Reviewed on: 05-12-2022