R;pple is an online monitoring tool designed to present a visual prompt when they search harmful keywords or phrases. 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.
The R;pple monitoring 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.
Before the user is directed to the online results relating to their search, the R;pple page displays on the user’s screen. A message of hope is displayed followed by a selection of 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.
Unbelievable work from and incredible woman. @Rippletools is an incredible initiative which, I have no doubt , will help many , many young people
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.