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Jonesboro, AR--Lauren Payne Reports

Explaining 9/11 To Children

September 10, 2004--Posted at 7:30 p.m. CDT

JONESBORO--It was the day the United States fell under attack.

American history will forever be tainted with the images associated with 9/11.

Televisions, magazines, and books were saturated with photos and tributes to the men and women who died.

The pictures are disturbing for anyone to see, but could be especially disturbing for children.

Linda Render is a school counselor.

"If they had that on their mind all the time, watching it over and over, naturally it's going to take over their thought process,"said Render.

As the three year anniversary approaches, these images resurface.

It's important to remember that if children are watching 9/11 coverage, you explain to them that was in the past.

Children need to know that our government is doing everything they can to make sure that kind of disaster doesn't happen again.

Mary Savage works at Family Inc. in Jonesboro.

Savage says the dangers of seeing these images over and over are nightmares and insecurity.

"Well if they are seeing it, and you are watching it with them, than you have an obligation to explain what they are seeing,"said Savage.

Savage adds that she prefers children not to see the coverage at all.

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