In recent weeks there have been many heartwarming stories about children giving their hard-earned pocket money or precious savings to those in need.
When these generous children are interviewed they say their acts of charity have been prompted by watching or reading about the plight of those impacted by fires and now floods.
Of course the impact the coronavirus is having on the world is now starting to dominate our national news feeds as the true breadth of this devastating health disaster unfolds.
We already know young people are feeling anxious about big-picture issues such as climate change, it's hard to know what the long-term impact of watching these catastrophic events (even from a distance), will have on them and their future well-being.
It's a good time to remind ourselves that while it's important to ensure our children are informed about the world they live in, it's also important to ensure they have time to be children and enjoy at least some of the innocence traditionally associated with it.
It's a delicate balance but worth thinking about.