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ERIC Number: EJ1049108
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1037-2911
The Grief Grapevine: Facebook Memorial Pages and Adolescent Bereavement
Frost, Mardi
Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, v24 n2 p256-265 Dec 2014
How adolescents use the social networking site Facebook to express grief is a growing area of research. In reviewing current literature, it is evident that many questions still remain unanswered. Additionally, this ever-evolving platform for grief, mourning and bereavement may hold many implications for educators, policy developers and school counsellors and how they manage and support adolescents dealing with the sudden death of a peer. This article explores the reasons why Facebook memorials may appeal to a grieving adolescent, conventions in online grief, and challenges for schools in the context of policies for social networking.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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