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R;pple - suicide prevention browser extension

MikeMike 🎧LandaanPosts: 3,756 Community Manager
edited October 12 in Health & Wellbeing
Came across this today and thought it was interesting. Here's some blurb:
Discretely intercepting harmful searches and providing signposting to 24/7, free mental health support at a time when you are most vulnerable.

R;pple is an interceptive tool designed to present a visual prompt when a person searches for harmful keywords or phrases relating to the topic of self-harm or suicide. These phrases include any words or terminology which have been identified as displaying potentially damaging online content.
So when you search something online linked to the topic of self-harm or suicide, R;pple displays crisis support signposts for you. You can find more info and their installation guides on their website.

Looks like it's mainly designed for parents, schools, and businesses, but anyone can install it.

Would any of y'all use this personally? Do you think this kind of thing should be in schools and workplaces?
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Comments

  • Laura_tigger82Laura_tigger82 Posts: 182 Helping Hand
    Hi @Mike,

    I think this is a wonderful idea! I know how easy it must be to let searches spiral if they are not regulated. I want people to feel supported in this case and I hope the browser will provide this. I definitely think it should be used in schools and workplaces :)
  • coc0maccoc0mac Posts: 999 Part of The Mix Family
    I think this is a great idea! You never know who might be searching and needs it
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