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Part of their history, or they're too young?
May 28, 2013 at 10:20 AM
I borrowed a Sept. 11 video from the library.It shows actual footage from that awful day.My two youngest are 9(10 next week) and just turned 11.

I know if they see the video, they will want to watch it.Part of me says it's part of their history.But the other part says they're just babies and they can watch it when they're older.

Thoughts?We have talked about 9/11, but they have not seen the footage that this video shows.

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  • michiganmom5150
    May 28, 2013 at 10:22 AM
    I think if you watch it and it's not too graphic. I wouldn't want them seeing people coming out all messed up and bleeding. Or the people who jumped to their death. That made me cry when I saw it in real time. Was awful. Honestly, if they saw any of the Boston marathon coverage, that was worse! So graphic!
  • km1970
    by km1970
    May 28, 2013 at 10:22 AM

     My kids have seen footage from 9/11. They are 14 and 9. It's part of their history.

  • Not_A_Native
    May 28, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    They aren't too young, they are NOT babies.  This IS their history.  I don't believe in sheltering kids from current events (or past ones) unless they are very young (the Oklahoma City bombing happened on my daughters 5th birthday, I did NOT let her see it, although later, of course, she was aware of it).

    At the time of 9/11, our kids were 11, 8, and 6.  They saw the news footage.  My husbands aunt lives in a building very close to there (was shown on all the footage) and we kept watching to make sure it was ok.  Phones weren't working, and as it turns out, she wasn't even at home, she was across the country (no cell phones for her, she's now 85 and still lives there).

  • V.Dubbya
    May 28, 2013 at 10:26 AM
    Personally I'd view it first for content and if its not overly graphic, let them watch it. At that age, I think they old enough to process it especially if they already know about it from discussions.
  • hp2011
    by hp2011
    May 28, 2013 at 10:27 AM
    I watched it in 7th grade when it happened so idk
  • hp2011
    by hp2011
    May 28, 2013 at 10:27 AM
    I watched it in 7th grade when it happened so idk
  • hp2011
    by hp2011
    May 28, 2013 at 10:27 AM
    I watched it in 7th grade when it happened so idk
  • jbirdsladie27
    May 28, 2013 at 10:27 AM
    I would watch it with them
  • robsgurl_23
    May 28, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    I would let my kids watch it if they wanted to..it is part of history and they should be able to learn about it..just be ready to explain to them about things if they have questions or stop the video if they don't want to watch anymore. My oldest would stop watching if it showed any blood or anything. She hates the sight of blood and gets grossed out.

  • SaturnsMom
    May 28, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Too young IMO 

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