Managing social media conversations

Communicating online has become an everyday way of relating to other people, including our friends and family.

Social media or social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, are extensions of more traditional social spaces such as schools, sports teams, workplaces and the family home.

So it’s becoming more and more important to encourage safe, helpful and responsible conversations, just as you would for any other public communications. This is especially true for suicide prevention and for what happens after a suicide.

There are lots of online tips, guidelines, presentations and webinars that will help you to manage what you do on social media.

To get you started, here’s what some community suicide prevention Facebook pages look like: