It’s safe to say that kids today have a very different perception of the world than their parents’ generation. They can access information at rapid speeds, where two-minute videos can take you through a week’s worth of breaking news. As much as we would like to shelter them from difficult topics such as the violence of war or the dire situation of our climate crisis, young people these days have countless avenues to access information, and often form their own opinions.
Art, on the other hand, is a medium that has long been utilised to navigate difficult topics such as mortality and morality. Today, art can also provide a safe space to expose children to current issues.