We offer resources to people that search for these terms on Facebook,” the social media giant said. The Blue Whale challenge is said to psychologically provoke players to indulge in daring, self-destructive tasks for 50 days before finally taking the “winning” step of killing themselves. Facebook said it also removes content that violates our Community Standards, which do not allow the promotion of self-injury or suicide.
Beginning on World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, Facebook said it would likewise interface individuals in India with data about strong gatherings and suicide anticipation instruments in News Feed.
Facebook is a place where people connect and share, and one of the things we have learnt from the mental health partners and academics we have worked with on this issue, is that being connected is a protective factor in suicide prevention,” said Ankhi Das, Director of Public Policy for Facebook in India, South and Central Asia.
Additional resources about suicide prevention and online wellbeing will also be added to its Safety Center, Facebook said. With these resources, people can access tools to resolve conflict online, help a friend who is expressing suicidal thoughts or get resources if they are going through a difficult time.
We think profoundly about the security and a large number of individuals in India who utilize Facebook to associate with the general population who matter to them, and perceive there’s an open door with these apparatuses and assets to interface somebody who is battling with a man they as of now have an association with,” Das said.
Facebook’s Safety Center likewise offers direction for guardians, youngsters, instructors, and law requirement authorities to begin a discussion about online security, with limited assets and recordings accessible. Individuals can likewise connect with Facebook when they see something that makes them worried about a companion’s prosperity.
We have teams working around the world, 24/7, who review reports that come in and prioritise the most serious reports like suicide. For those who reach out to us, we provide suggested text to make it easier for people to start a conversation with their friend in need,” Facebook said.
“We provide the friend who has expressed suicidal thoughts information about local help lines, along with other tips and resources,” it added.