In general, do you watch the news with your tween? (Or, does s/he watch the news with you?)
I only ask because my oldest is 8 1/2 and while I watch the news with him nearby, I realize some of the news stories can be a bit too much (they covered the heck out of the Aurora CO and the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings). He sometimes asks questions, but usually he is content to play video games instead.
I'm starting to look for more comprehensive news coverage-- most of the major network news broadcasts are heavy on the special interest stories-- but BBC News is even more graphic while covering more world events.
"I know that something very strange Is happening to my brain.
I'm either feeling very good Or else I am insane.
The seeds of doubt you planted Have started to grow wild
And I feel that I must yield before The wisdom of a child.
And it's love you bring,
No, that I can't deny
With your wings,
I can learn to fly,
Sweet young thing."