25 signatures reached
To: Tumblr & MP's
Tumblr - please protect the vulnerable
Tumblr is currently being used by numerous individuals to access, share and promote images and words aimed at promoting self harm, suicide and eating disorders. This is currently done in the guise of support and discussion to prevent users being banned. Tumblr need to take action now to prevent their platform being used for this purpose.
In addition, MP's in the UK need to use the powers they have to put pressure on Tumblr. Tumblr previously told MP's that they would put measures in place to direct people searching specific key words to advice pages. This is no longer the case. MP's need to utilise the powers they have to protect those in need.
Why is this important?
In 2012, I was admitted to a mental health hospital following a suicide attempt. During my treatment, I admitted that one location I used to talk to other sufferers, and share my story, was Tumblr.
Looking back at Tumblr now, and the images that are being taken, shared and used to discuss mental health are actually having a devestating effect on those who are seeking help and comfort.
Images shown range from black and white text pictures, through to images of nooses and coffins, through to images and videos of self harm - both after the harm but some of the harm happening.
Those suffering from mental health are already in a vulnerable position. Having this media available at their fingertips - Tumblr now has an app - means they are getting huge amounts of negative images 24/7.
Just take a moment to imagine what this might do to someone close to you if they were ever in need.
If, like me, you feel this should be stopped, please sign this petition.
How it will be delivered
Signatures will be hand delivered in person to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.
Signatures will be e-mailed to Tumblr CEO