Dr. Dave Anderson is a clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute.He says if it’s likely your child will somehow hear about a mass shooting, no matter how old they are, it’s best they hear it from a parent or trusted adult in a few sentences.

“It’s one of these things where, you want to give them the facts of at least what happened, but then you want to just open it up,” said Anderson, adding that it’s OK for children and parents to talk about their feelings.He says parents should also assure them, for the most part, kids are safe.