Facebook Suicidal Posts
A lot of people all over the world use Facebook. But some people take the status question “What’s on your mind?” a little too seriously.
Facebook statuses have become a way to express people’s feelings. Some people may attention seek and write something like, “I want to end my life.” But how can we be so sure that they are attention seeking and don’t actually mean it?
Unfortunately, there have been a lot of suicides that have included Facebook for their suicide notes and last words. So many, in fact, that the people behind Facebook have seen this and have done something about it.
Facebook has introduced a service that allows users to report friends who have posted suicidal content on their account pages. The Report Suicidal Content Form asks for the person’s Facebook name, the URL to their page the content is and for any other details. A Facebook administrator will then review your report and take any available action from their end.
It is highly important that you report any content you see on Facebook that is related to suicide, even if you think that they are merely seeking attention, they may not be and you should be able to do what you can.
I haven’t seen this actually on Facebook, since my account is currently not working the way it should do, but have you seen it? What do you think of the idea? Comment below and tell me your thoughts, maybe?