Acklin believes it's up to parents to decide what to tell their children, to be mindful of their age, their fragility and the images sure to enter their world.
"The most important thing is that she knows she has a safe place at home," said George.
Experts say different age groups often have different reactions.
Preschoolers may feel helpless, anxious, problems with potty training.
School age children have a heightened concern for their family, physical ailments.
Adolescents may be more likely to become withdrawn, or become destructive.
They say if you need more advice, get help from a counselor or your pediatrician.