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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.
A user searches for harmful content via online web searches, forums or video sharing sites using one of the keywords configured within the R;pple tool. Please note, R;pple does not capture any personally identifiable information nor track users.
The R;pple tool flags up that a user has searched online for one of the keywords configured within the tool relating to suicide and/or self-harm and triggers R;pple into action.
Before the person is directed to the online results relating to their search, R;pple displays on their screen. A message of hope is displayed followed by a selection of 24/7, free mental health charity partners available to contact in a variety of different communication methods, including calling, texting, a webchat facility and a self-help tool.
"I commend Alice for all of her work on developing the R:pple tool, and look forward to hearing more as the tool is refined through user testing"
We are delighted to welcome Ripple Suicide Prevention to the alliance. @rippletools has created an online monitoring tool which aims to reduce exposure to potentially harmful online content relating to self-harm and suicide. For more information: http://bit.ly/RippleNSPA.
'I couldn't save my brother from suicide - but my game-changing tech could save others'
Unbelievable work from and incredible woman. @Rippletools is an incredible initiative which, I have no doubt , will help many , many young people
Today we had a *genuinely inspiring* meeting with Alice Hendy who founded @Rippletools
This is a transformative idea and and it’s genuinely incredible what Alice has achieved in 15 *weeks*.
Seriously, look up @Rippletools
has landed and it wouldn't have been possible without the generosity of all individual fundraisers and community focused business like:
Wall Heath Tavern and Bell & Cross Clent.
A young woman from Hampshire who lost her brother to suicide has created an online tool @Rippletools to prevent others seeing harmful materials
Today's blog features Alice Hendy, founder and director of @Rippletools - an online tool that presents a page of mental health resources when someone searches for harmful or dangerous content.
We're so pleased to have our StayAlive app included.