After all those features that Facebook implemented regarding the account legacy that has made possible so many unpleasant tasks for those who remain behind, the platform comes out with a very useful and noble feature that helps the friends of those who are about to commit suicide to help them as soon as possible. This new element works by reporting those posts that suggest the possibility of another users trying or intending to harm himself in any way. If Facebook reviews the post and considers that the one who posted it is in distress, representatives of the platform will contact themselves the user in cause, trying to make a change.
Humanitarian causes has been a priority in the last couple of months for Facebook, and all the new tools that are present show this exact thing. Facebook suicide prevention button is on for the U.S. users.
A lot of various teams have joined the project, including suicide prevention organisations and the University of Washington’s Forefront Organisation, which are meant to find and offer solutions to the users that are found in such a situation. Reaching out for support is their number one priority in this march for life.
The message that will be sent to someone if the helpers behind the name of the platform decide that it is in danger, is the following: “a friend thinks you might be going through something difficult and asked us to look at your recent post.” Furthermore, the users is given the suggestion to contact a friend for help or a suicide prevention organization.
Taking into consideration that a user might not have close friends that actually follow him in detail, in matters of the content they post, Facebook’s way of taking the matter in its own hands is actually an impressive initative that has gathered a lot of admiration. In fact, this kind of suicidal content that has been published on the social network since it has appeared on the market has convinced Facebook to take measures even before coming up with this idea. Until now, other users could flag such a post in order to draw attention to it. However, people wouldn’t use it as much as it could be used and another approach had to be found and applied.
Unfortunately, this new feature is available only in the U.S., even if Facebook wants to make it applicable worldwide, but it didn’t mention any date for the release all over the globe, yet.
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