An angry mob stormed the Capitol building on Wednesday, forcing the evacuation of both the House and Senate, as they met to certify the results of November’s election.
As the unprecedented moment unfolded, the nation’s television stations all tuned in to the mass chaos and violence. And millions of Americans working and learning at home during the pandemic pivoted their attention to the scene. Children included.
Parents and grandparents “should strive to protect their children from viewing the chaos,” the Baylor College of Medicine recommended in a news release sent out Wednesday afternoon, as elected officials took to Twitter to condemn the mob’s actions.
Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. As Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, thousands of people have gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his claims of election fraud.
Dr. Laurel Williams, associate professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, offered up specific tips:
• Limit social media