CANBERRA: Facebook decide to launch suicide prevention tools amid reports that in a latest incident a 14-year-old boy from Allahabad shot himself dead after his father reprimanded him for using Facebook chat in the night.
The Facebook team acknowledged Australia’s first children’s e-safety , were the Facebook could be fined Aus$17,000 a day if they fail to remove offensive material.
Mia Garlick, Facebook’s Australia and New Zealand policy head, stated that ” the company was working with the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre on a localized version of the suicide prevention initiative”. “All the feedback has been strong and powerful from a lot of the clinical experts and we’re looking forward to rolling that out in Australia in the coming months,”
Mark Zuckerberg had started a campaign to stop bullying by conducting a workshop with students and teachers in Queensland last week.
Garlick said that “initial reports of abuse or bullying online were handled by teams working round-the-clock in the US, Ireland and India”. and went to state that the police shall be contacted if the need rises
“We don’t have those statistics and sometimes I’m not sure that statistics help us tell the story. For every person who does get bullied, it’s such a strong and bad situation that almost looking at the numbers doesn’t help,” “What we want to do is solve (problems) every single time it happens and make sure those people feel supported.”
She also said that “We’ll have to cross that bridge when we come to it. We’ve been engaged with the Australian government for many years when it comes to what constitutes harassing and bullying content,”