Web search promotes suicide?
The British Medical Journal has published (behind a payment firewall) a report saying that suicide is promoted on the web. There are the usual calls for Internet Service Providers to
Paul Canning has written at length and incisively about the story. He points out his searches on suicide, and how to commit suicide generally don’t encourage the act. He also points out quite rightly that instead of complaining the charities should be doing what they can to promote the supportive sites. Just like I have done with the links in the sentence above.
Incidentally, Marjorie Wallace of Sane hasn’t got a leg to stand on. Search for suicide on the SANE website (click on image below) and you simply get a bunch of research and lobbying. Not the page they have produced to help prevent suicides.