If the news makes you feel anxious, does First News help?


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. 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.

We want to know whether First News helps relieve some of your anxieties about the news…

If the news makes you anxious, does First News help?


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hfrules · 8 years ago

of course it does

hfrules · 8 years ago

it does not make me anxious it helps me learn about all the things.

jennia · 8 years ago

first news doesn't make me feel less unhappy because I have lots of things to be unhappy about in senior school. I just started. homework's a rush and I'm even struggling to find time to read first news. I just go to website. I won tickets to see war horse from here but couldn't make it because I was on the flight back from Spain. thanks for understanding.- busy bee

gmaze · 8 years ago

Yes! Great newspaper

aim123 · 8 years ago

i think it does

nickmoo · 8 years ago

it really helps keep up the good work first news

ktill123 · 8 years ago

first news helps me

carlo · 8 years ago

the news is too difficult for me to read so i read firstnews my school librarian says that the week junior is better than firstnews but i disagree i think that firstnews was a brilliant idea.

Splerin · 8 years ago

I LOVE first news and i love knowing whats happening in the world

dkm.com · 8 years ago

Nothing on the news really bothers me but I still think first news us great, really informative and explains things going on really well

Mae-Bush · 8 years ago


oliverj · 8 years ago

if there are anxious things on the news, the first news says it in a better, and calmer way.

mjmd222 · 8 years ago

Yes!!! It's amazing!! It helps you understand the world.

Sheltie · 8 years ago

First Neqs doesn't just focus on negatives, but also adds in positives as well, and they always tell the truth. Nothing is twisted to sound worse than it is which helps a lot.

Killie · 8 years ago

It really helps me ?

uniquepika · 8 years ago

It helps me because first news is all positive and made for children!

jimvinegar · 8 years ago

Of course it does ??

emperor · 8 years ago

It reassures you

giggles456 · 8 years ago

It makes you feel anxious, but when First News come and tell us all the good stuff about the bad news, it lightens my heart and makes me feel comforted.

mjustice · 8 years ago

It's nice news I love news

bluehair11 · 8 years ago

Yes, first news is great! But I don't often get nervous about the news :)

nickmoo · 8 years ago

best newspaper ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hello123 · 8 years ago

of course it does

gscornmell · 8 years ago

This newspaper helps me learn about life and what's going on in the world

65horses · 8 years ago

First News explains it in a way that doesn't make you feel as bad.

wren · 8 years ago

No, but I do learn a lot.

welovenews · 8 years ago

nope. i never am

sportfire · 8 years ago

I'm not really feeling any anxiety

gaggy116 · 8 years ago

i wnat to say a little but that is not an option so i just put yes

leon1212 · 8 years ago

The best news paper in the (world)

natella · 8 years ago

Yes First News helps

catonclan · 8 years ago

First News helps a lot because it reassures me that every thing is going to be all right.

dh9 · 7 years ago

it sometimes doesn't but mostly yes

dh9 · 7 years ago

i'm with gaggy116

welovenews · 7 years ago


Sparkle09 · 7 years ago

Jennia- I know what you mean.

ZENCE40 · 7 years ago


elyons9299 · 7 years ago

Why wouldn't it?????????
Of course it does
I love first news

yanisk · 7 years ago

First news is great for all ages (my parents read it) and it dissent have to much worrying news

yanisk · 7 years ago

I typed doesnt wrong...

Dozzeria · 7 years ago

Yes! Its like the proper news, but for children.

shea2005 · 7 years ago

It just makes boring news fun and simple

horkai · 7 years ago

it does not make me anxious but other people might be anxious

dogo · 7 years ago


twinies · 7 years ago

I was feeling anxious about the London terrorist attack and first news really did help

unicornfan · 7 years ago


unicornfan · 7 years ago

Yeah it does but I read the adults newspaper too

bilecks · 7 years ago

It makes me feel better because it says why you shouldn't be scared about things that make you feel anxious

magica · 7 years ago


oceangirl · 7 years ago

First news helps when news is anxious

· 7 years ago

First News is SO left- wing?

hellodyl · 6 years ago

yeah it does

gamer07 · 6 years ago


ojasvi · 6 years ago

First news makes meg feel comftable rather than news my dad watches

ysiad1 · 6 years ago

You guys are an amazing news paper and it feels great to come back after school to see first news lying on the table . ysiad1

flossingg · 6 years ago

Yes but also no sometimes. It is fantastic but I do not go on it A LOT, I don't even get the paper

heh · 5 years ago

It doesn't actually help me feel less anxious, but when I feel unhappy, I read 1st News to help me calm down

wireskid · 4 years ago

The way they say it on BBC news makes it more frightening, especially with Corona Virus going around but the way they say it in first news makes it less worrying and my friends ask me why I am not worried about Corona and they don't read First News. BBC news would put it like this: Corona Virus has hit the world really badly, but First News would say: Yes Corona Virus has infected the world but as long as we follow guide lines then we will be safer than those who don't. Do you see what I mean?

wireskid · 4 years ago

If yes then put on a comment:
#First News Helps Me A Lot

seadra567 · 4 years ago

i picked no (no offence) because all the bad things i read - it makes me more anxious that it is going to happen to me.

opalstar · 4 years ago

Yes! It really does. If for example you heard something on TV your not sure about then First News puts it in a much simpler format for you

dolphin26 · 2 years ago

The news never makes me feel anxious but I love first news anyway

squeezjoos · 2 years ago

I really love this newspaper

zachbuzu · 1 year ago

of course

stingray1 · 8 months ago

I have autism so first news helps