Suicide Prevention

  • Instagram Rolls Out New User Safety Tools

    … of an ongoing commitment to user safety. Systrom detailed the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network’s new comment control features: Comments are where the majority of conversation happens on Instagram. While comments are largely positive, they’re not always kind or welcome. Previously, we launched the ability to filter comments based on keywords…

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  • Instagram Rolls Out Suicide-Prevention Tools

    … Levine wisely spoke with Kate Storey of Seventeen, saying: We listen to mental health experts when they tell us that outreach from a loved one can make a real difference for those who may be in distress. At the same time, we understand friends and family often want to offer support but don’t know how best to reach out. These tools are designed…

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  • Are Facebook’s new suicide prevention tools susceptible to abuse?

    … it comes to younger users who may be cyberbullied. It’s almost inevitable that group of trolls or bullies will hammer someone’s Facebook posts with this ‘suicide flag’, for lack of a better term, as either a threatening message (e.g., the ‘kill yourself’ type of harassment) or just as a way to interfere with their Facebook experience. Mental health…

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  • Facebook’s Suicide-Prevention Tools Now Available Globally

    … The suicide-prevention tools Facebook began introducing last year are now available worldwide. The tools allow users to report posts from friends and loved ones that raise red flags about potential suicidal thoughts, as well as giving users a way to seek help if they are the ones in trouble. Facebook global head of safety Antigone Davis…

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