I was completely shocked to discover that my son's 13 year old friend knew nothing about a current events topic that we were discussing. In this day and age, with all of the media exposure that kids have, how could he not know about something that everyone is talking about? This child is in no way sheltered, he has no internet or media restrictions at all.
This got me to wondering if other families discuss current events topics with their children? How about schools, we always used to talk about current events when I was in school but have no idea if they still do that or not? What do you think is a good age to begin discussing current events with your child?
FYI - the event in question is the ALS ice bucket challenge, so nothing gory or frightening.
I'm talking about current events in general, NOT this one specific current event.