Does the news make you feel anxious?


2nd November 2016

A NEW Childline report from the NSPCC has revealed that more and more children are contacting the charity for help with anxiety.

Anxiety is a type of mental state where people feel high levels of fear or panic. It can affect how we cope day-to-day, but is not always obvious to other people.

The data revealed a 35% rise in anxiety in the past year, with 11,706 children and young people being counselled by Childline in 2015/16, compared to 8,642 in 2014/15.

The worrying news came with ChildLine’s 30th birthday on Sunday.

An increasing number of children and young people are being affected by the problem, with causes ranging from personal family issues to concerns about world affairs such as the EU referendum and the troubles in the Middle East.

In response, the NSPCC created a new webpage on the Childline website in September – ‘Worries about the World’.

Does the news make you feel anxious?


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hfrules · 8 years ago


jennia · 8 years ago

I have a lot on my mind at the moment as I said but hearing bad news makes me fell worse-busy bee news fee

gmaze · 8 years ago

Depends what.

carlo · 8 years ago

it is a very tight poll unfortunately for me my side is on the lower side I think Firstnews was a brilliant idea it's much easier to read when you compare it to the week junior. Also the adult news is a bit too hard for me to read and understand too.

carlo · 8 years ago

the normal news makes me anxious my school librarian said that firstnews is babyish and that the week junior is better
but I think that firstnews is way better than the week junior. In my class during our library lessons you can do firstnews
once every fortnight and that's what I do, though sometimes we have to do the week junior the most best thing's in first news newspapers are the quote's,the US election,sport's,home news and world news.

gracie777 · 8 years ago

the news does make me feel anxious but now I read first news I have stopped worrying

mjmd222 · 8 years ago

I agree with carlo.

nickmoo · 8 years ago


ktill123 · 8 years ago

first news is the best

carlo · 8 years ago

Thanks mjmd222 and i agree with ktill123

Splerin · 8 years ago

the bad stuff makes me feel REALLY sorry for the person who its happening to but it doesent make me feel terrible and i get over it · 8 years ago

Some things the news talk about ( like Donald trump being elected ) worries me a little bit but I don't usually worry about the news and the things they say.

Mae-Bush · 8 years ago

yeah, sometimes like killer clowns thats creepy

Mae-Bush · 8 years ago

i agree with nickmoo

hello123 · 8 years ago

Yes now Donald Duck has won the U.S. Election. But not usually.

uniquepika · 8 years ago

It does me because I saw a girl who drowned and I was scared of warter as it was but that made me even worse!?

LeoCOOL · 8 years ago

NO!! !!!

jimvinegar · 8 years ago



emperor · 8 years ago

I worry about artificial intelligence and Brexit

tincan · 8 years ago

it makes me feel anxious because Donald trump has won the US presidential election

jofezz1 · 8 years ago

yep very sad sometimes example: Donald trump

purpletom · 8 years ago

sometimes I get a bit worried but after a while that bad news makes a new start in life.

gscornmell · 8 years ago

No but the KILLER CLOWN thing was pretty scary!

sangn08 · 8 years ago

First news really makes the worst news sound not as bad as on telly.
Hooray for First News?

65horses · 8 years ago

Some things make me feel upset and anxious

oliverj · 7 years ago

sometimes it does, but when it does the first news all ways helps me under stand things.

piggy01 · 7 years ago

sometimes the news makes me feel scared and it makes me think how lucky i am to live in a good country and how I'm so lucky that i have all the stuff i have

welovenews · 7 years ago

of couse not

evebuckley · 7 years ago

sometimes i feel really scared in the dark because i have heard something scary in the news

evebuckley · 7 years ago

I'm with oliverj

sportfire · 7 years ago

No not really
Unless it's something truly terrible

gaggy116 · 7 years ago

there are loads of things about stuff like terrorists and plane crashes it makes me scared and i don't like getting on an aeroplane anymore

leon1212 · 7 years ago


natella · 7 years ago

Not really... it just makes me feel sad but not over anxious

ponyclub · 7 years ago

When the news is about people that die it worries me a bit

Leeandari · 7 years ago


dh9 · 7 years ago

it only makes me feel nervous if it is about animals

catonclan · 7 years ago

A bit

Sparkle09 · 7 years ago

Depends what it is

espion23 · 7 years ago

im in a state yahhhh

happy4456 · 7 years ago

Most of the news doesn't make me feel anxious, especially as it's nowhere near my area. I do feel upset when their has been an attack but apart from that, i'm ok.

ballerina7 · 7 years ago

When i read first news it doesn’t make me worried but in other newspapers and on television there are things that are inappropriate and upsetting.

antrabbit · 7 years ago

It depends.

eleaaylwin · 7 years ago

i'm not sure it depends what the news is if it's something dangerous that can come here then yes but if it's not then no

girlywirly · 7 years ago

It does because the stuff about the clowns was quite worrying

horkai · 7 years ago

I am not anxious

norensanz · 7 years ago

No but it dependes

peregrine9 · 7 years ago

No unless it's in or near the UK.

d10 · 7 years ago


unicornfan · 7 years ago


sunglasses · 7 years ago

It does as I don't want it to happen!!! I just wish people wouldn't do bad things.

shadow39 · 7 years ago

Terrible,terrible,terrible attacks make me fell really scared ?

Benjyb1 · 6 years ago

#sontimes when it was about Manchester terror atak

pheebz10 · 6 years ago

I am in the middle it depends how bad the news is and if it happened like years ago or like a week ago

aash1234 · 6 years ago

No but the only thing that did make me unhappy was seeing Donald Trump be voted into the White House!

areebah · 6 years ago

The news just tells you results from around the world.Really you shouldn't be anxious.But,it's about your opinions and feelings.To me I don't feel anxious, but interested.

my_life · 6 years ago

Yes, they make me worried and scared, but only some of them.

immimoo09 · 6 years ago


immimoo09 · 6 years ago

I meant yes

immimoo09 · 6 years ago

I meant yes

immimoo09 · 6 years ago

Sos I posted twice

ti-10 · 6 years ago

I used to read the adult newspapers as I never knew there was first kids newspaper. It makes me feel anxious because of the crime levels possibly rising, but if you are feeling anxious, it's ok to just speak to an adult that you trust.

unidist · 6 years ago

not really!

jakedogo · 6 years ago

I hear lots on the news and as I have mild anxiety levels, it does make me nervous sometimes

penguin2 · 6 years ago

It does but my family talk regularly about news and I get my say I also get good support and am free to talk about my worries whenever I want

jattsingh · 5 years ago


ilovegoats · 5 years ago

I agree with nickmoo

shrek123 · 5 years ago


flodo · 5 years ago

I don’t find the news scary 🧟‍♂️🧟🧟‍♀️🧛🏻‍♂️🧛🏼🧛🏽‍♀️🧙🏻‍♂️🧙🏼🧙🏻‍♀️🦹🏼‍♂️🦹🏼🦹🏿‍♀️

sarah.m · 4 years ago

i would just like to say that the news isnt always true which is why my piece of advice is to not watch the news TOO much as you will get at least SOME untrue news.

sarah.m · 4 years ago

another bit of advice is that dont worry - like i said, the news isnt always right. also only 3 chilldren have died of carona in the uk out of the 42,288 deaths of adults. so how rare is that?! also dont get worried about your parents. only NHS workers MAINLY - not only - mainly NHS workers. it is more likely for them. so you have nothing to worry about!

sarah.m · 4 years ago

also if your parent has coronavirus they have an 80% chance of surviving which is a lot

mothstar · 3 years ago

i find i'm fine with most news but it's when there is something about forest fires or house building the i REALLY DO WORRY!!!!!!!!!

cat55 · 3 years ago

im worried for other people. Such as children who are starved or who are in unsuitable conditions with cruel, mean adults.

cat55 · 3 years ago


cat55 · 3 years ago

I hate having to hear about kids having anxiety and who are depressed and don't know who can help them.

I hope you don't have trouble with anxiety...

weirdcat · 3 years ago

It doesn't, but my parents don't really let me see anything to awful.

ihorsman · 3 years ago

the news makes me ready for any thing