Key Points – Social media

  • Information spreads rapidly and indiscriminately through social media.
  • Young people may receive bad news which arrives without warning or adult support.
  • Comments and posts may be comforting or upsetting.
  • A young person may hear truths from sources other than close family or carers.
  • Young people can find others with similar experiences.
  • Special memories of the person who died can be shared.