As violent crime becomes an ever-growing issue, there is much debate over whether children should be allowed to know of the facts, news and truth concerning its danger and details. Although violent crime is growing in numbers, still many children are oblivious of it, so is it better to tell them and risk them being scared than them finding out lies and propaganda on public media platforms, not finding out at all, or only finding out because they are involved in a violent crime?
Many people argue that children are too young to know about these sorts of things, as it would only scare them, and they can always learn about it when they are older, and it will not be a threat to them as they are very young, so they do not need to learn about violent crime. It could make them unnecesarily scared which could be very damaging to mental health. However, it could be even more harming if it was discovered by the children on less reliable and possibly incorrect or damaging sources. As well as this, it is imprtant that they be aware of the danger of violent crime, as it could help them to stay safe and out of trouble.
Overall, I think that children should be informed of violent crime so that they do not hear of it from other sources, which may effect their mental health negatively, and so that they can stay safe.
What do you think?