Sweden prepares for war – level 3

16-02-2024 15:00

NATO commences its largest military exercises in decades, named Operation Steadfast Defender, across Europe.

Sweden, though not a NATO member, participates, aiming to boost resilience against potential threats. With fears of conflict with Russia looming, Swedish schools integrate war preparedness into their curriculum. One teacher, OA Lind, incorporates news programs to discuss emergency protocols with students. This approach helps allay anxiety and foster a sense of safety. However, not all children receive such support, and social media exacerbates fears, leading to increased calls to helplines. The Swedish government’s warnings, coupled with TikTok notifications, intensify concerns.

Despite criticism, officials defend their actions, emphasizing the need for preparedness. NATO endorses Sweden’s measures as exemplary for all allies, advocating for citizen readiness in the face of potential disasters.

Difficult words: loom (to seem about to happen), allay (to reduce), endorse (to declare approval or support), exemplary (serving as a desirable model).

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How are schools in Sweden addressing concerns about potential conflicts with Russia, and what role does social media play in exacerbating fears among children?


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