Natural hazards in children's media

Understanding natural hazards matters for scientific literacy, enabling optimal responses and understanding past and current events, including for people from low-activity areas. As children become increasingly exposed to news, including at school, they read and hear more about natural hazards. Better understanding may help alleviate worries and confusion about such events, and support future adults to be better-informed and pass on more accurate knowledge.

This project, led by Dr Laura Hobbs, will review representation of natural hazards in children’s news articles, children’s fiction and the computer game Minecraft.

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