Experts question the suicide prevention measures of Facebook
But the question remains: should Facebook change the way it monitors users for suicide risk?
"People Need to Know … They May Be Experimented" In 2011, Facebook partnered with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to initiate suicide prevention measures, including the ability to report suicide-related content to a friend posted on Facebook. The person who posted the content received an email from Facebook requesting that they contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or chat with a crisis worker.
In 2017, Facebook expanded its anti-suicide prevention efforts to identify posts, videos and Facebook live streams with suicidal thoughts or content. This year, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline said it was proud to work with Facebook, and that the innovations of the social media company made it easier for people to access and access support.
"It's important that community members, whether online or offline, do not feel helpless when dangerous behavior occurs," said John Draper, director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, in a 201
7 press release Facebook's approach is unique, and its tools enable community members to take an active role, report concerns and report concerns as needed. "