Facebook is always been a favorite outlet or channel for many people posting about their feelings, their loves, their travels, friends, night life, events and so much more things. Unfortunately, every post are not always about good things as an alarming movement or trend of so called “suicide posts” is emerging and moving in number every day. Parents, Teens, young, adults and even famous celeb and people now use Facebook as a way to post their final decisions or goodbyes to friends before taking their own precious lives. Facebook offers suicide prevention tools to everyone that is smartly engineered to actually make a difference. Facebook suicide prevention tools helps you in a many ways.
The Facebook suicide prevention tools, which let people flag posts from friends who may be at risk for suicide or self-harm, this suicide tools previously available only for some English Language users, and other users can report posts through the form, but now Facebook upgraded this tools for its every users worldwide. The Facebook users from any region across the world will soon be able to flag a friend’s post from a menu of drop down if they are worried about suicide or self-harm. Facebook suicide prevention tools provides them many options like, a list or resources, that includes number of suicide prevention organizations, can be shared namelessly or anonymously or a message of support can be sent (Facebook suggests wording).
The Facebook suicide prevention tools also help in many ways to attempt to stop this act of suicide, the post may also be reviewed by Facebook’s global community operations team, the post which may then reach out to this person with information that might be useful or helpful to them, according to its Help Center. If any person is at immediate risk of hurting themselves, Facebook warns that police should be contacted.
Facebook said in an announcement that, Facebook offers prevention tools to everyone because its suicide prevention resources will be available in all languages supported by the platform. Facebook’s suicide prevention tools may help to save lives or raise awareness of an important issue. It might be not a perfect solution but it’s a good start, users identified to be having problems will be given further help by the social networking sites’ community team.
Facebook researcher who leads the project, Dr. Jennifer Guadagno said, “Given that Facebook is the place you are connected to friends and family, it seemed like a natural fit”.