Let’s face it, social media has become the main way we communicate with each other today. We have all seen posts from friends in good times but also in bad. When it comes to bad, it’s hard to say how bad things are, but places like Facebook can often be where troubled people reach out. Now Facebook intends to do something to help.
Over the next few weeks Facebook will be rolling out a new tool to allow users to flag posts made by someone they are concerned about.
The tool will allow users to report someone they think might be suicidal or hurt themselves in some way. After flagging the post, you will be given information on how to deal with the person, or let a trained team at Facebook get in touch with the person. You will be given the option to send message to the person, or a mutual friend or even talk to a Facebook team member to advise you on what to do next.
CNET has a full gallery walkthrough of how to use the tool.