It is respectful to get permission from the family of the deceased before announcing someone’s death.To reduce negative effects on others, make it clear that there is likely to be detailed information and images of people who have died. This is particularly important for certain cultural groups and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

If you need help managing the social media accounts of someone who has died, please see the relevant platforms’ help centers. You may have the option of memorialising, deactivating or deleting the account.

Helpful things you can include in your content

Things to avoid

Remind others to be mindful of the impact their comments may have on others. To reduce the risk of distress and potential negative effects, avoid:

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