n Not talking to children about Ebola can make it even scarier to them, so be straight with them, answer their questions directly, speak to them in simple language, teach them how to protect themselves and look for signs, while assuring them that everything is being done to protect them.
n Assure your
children that although everyone is talking about it, Ebola is NOT in Jamaica. And the Government is doing all it can to keep Jamaica Ebola-free.
n Find out what they know and have heard and clear up any inaccuracies. If you are not sure about something, go on the Internet and find out to make sure you are furnishing your children with accurate information.
n Repeatedly reassure your children that Ebola is NOT in Jamaica and that unless they have come in direct contact with blood or other body fluids of someone sick with Ebola, they cannot catch it. If someone has a fever, it does not mean they have Ebola.