Social Media

Adults, especially older adults, may be uncomfortable with the use of social media, especially when dealing with sensitive topics such as bereavement. There are some challenges that social media poses in this context. But many of the social media characteristics that cause concern can also be viewed as potential strengths in that they afford new and different means to provide information and support. This module addresses the unique role that social media may play in supporting children who are grieving. It outlines some of the challenges and opportunities that characterize this means of communication.

For more information on supporting grieving children, refer to The Grieving Student: A Teacher’s Guide by David Schonfeld and Marcia Quackenbush.