The actress, 38, is quitting the show after four years of playing Ronnie Branning.
In an interview in this weeks' Hello magazine, Sam says that Benjamin, 10, and Lili-Rose, six, will not see her courtroom scenes, which are the culmination of the controversial baby-swap plot.
She said: "Ben was very upset when he watched the episode in which my screen daughter Danielle died. So I learned my lesson and have chosen not to let him or Lili watch it, especially the more tragic stuff.
"Unfortunately, because of the way television is going there is a massive consumer need for controversy and high-risk storylines. We may not like it, but the viewing figures go through the roof."
The storyline - which saw Ronnie swap her dead baby for Kat's (played by Jessie Wallace) son - attracted more than 10,000 complaints from viewers. The show's bosses brought the story to a swifter conclusion because of public outrage.
Are you glad this storyline is over?
And is Sam right to ban her kids from watching the show?
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