“When the level of stress skyrockets it is easy to get absorbed by the constant news feed. When the stress is high, you cannot think straight. And this is what is needed in any crisis. You need to focus on what matters most and often it is taking care of others, noticing what is happening around you, finding out what the needs are, and planning what to do.”
– Technical Advisor Ea Suzanne Akasha
The PS Centre has produced a two-page guide about managing exposure to news events and social media.
The guide can be used by anyone who needs concrete tools to control exposure to the constant news feed on phones, tablets, pc and TV. It can be used as a guide to help parents and caregivers give support to children, it can be used by Red Cross Red Crescent volunteers providing support to families and children, and by staff and volunteers manning hotlines and helplines – who may be receiving calls for advice and assistance from anxious adults and children.