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Professor Tom Billington
University of Sheffield
Professor of Educational and Child Psychology
Tom Billington is Professor of Educational and Child Psychology in the School of Education at the University of Sheffield. He has taught, examined or presented across five continents and he is the author of ‘Separating, Losing and Excluding Children’ (Routledge, 2000) and ‘Working with Children’ (Sage, 2006).
Tom’s research focuses on the professional practices of child psychologists but he also conducts psychological assessments of young people and their families in care proceedings.
What Do We Tell the Children?
When reporting ‘bad news’ to children under 12, what’s the best way to approach it? Following the Paris attacks in November 2015, mainstream media was full of articles giving advice on how to talk to children about the atrocities. Journalists from the BBC, P'tit Libe in France, the Guardian and ITN discuss the question many people are asking: how to break difficult news to children. Video: Podcast: