Instagram, the new instrument against suicide


Instagram announced a new tool for suicide prevention . With the boom of social networks the people, especially the younger ones, they are also using social platforms as an outlet for their own problems and it can happen that their messages may reveal some type of discomfort it could lead, in fact, some gesture reckless. Instagram will, therefore, help people in difficulty and has, therefore, introduced a totally anonymous support system through which users can report posts and dubious and troubling situations.

When someone will report a suspicious message, the user who receive shared by Instagram a communication in which it will explain that a friend noticed a sensing his message that can be a difficult time. Instagram, then, will provide assistance by giving the opportunity to the person in need to access some support resources such as contacts of a service center through which you can contact a friend. To recognize whether a person really needs support or not, Instagram, as well as Facebook established a dedicated team which analyzes and evaluates the reported messages.

Instagram, therefore, does not want to miss its users an aid, can prevent serious situations. To enhance its support platform, the social network continues to work with leading industry experts such as the National Eating Disorders Association and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

This is an admirable initiative, however there is still a long way to go to eradicate the social network phenomena of harassment and bullying that are the basis of many cases of inconvenience and depressions which can then lead to extreme acts.

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