Suicide Prevention

  • Instagram Rolls Out New User Safety Tools

    … Instagram revealed three new safety tools Tuesday: the ability to turn off commenting, to remove followers from private accounts and to anonymously report posts that hint at the intention of self-injury. Co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom detailed the new options in a blog post, adding that Tuesday’s announcement marks the first steps…

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  • Instagram Rolls Out Suicide-Prevention Tools

    … Instagram took a cue from parent company Facebook with its launch of suicide-prevention tools. The new tools will allow Instagram users to anonymously report when they see posts from friends that hint at self-harm, and those friends will receive messages that read: Someone saw one of your posts and thinks you might be going through a difficult…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 14 readers -
  • 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…

    Greg's Cornerin Social Facebook- 8 readers -
  • Facebook’s Suicide-Prevention Tools Now Available Globally

    … to support yourself or a friend: Guadagno told The New York Times: Given that Facebook is the place you’re connected to friends and family, it seemed like a natural fit. And product manager Vanessa Callison-Burch told the newspaper: People really want to help, but often they just don’t know what to say, what to do or how to help their friends. Readers: What do you think of Facebook’s suicide-prevention efforts? …

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Facebook- 16 readers -
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