Last week, I criticized David Byttow, founder of Secret, for his grotesquely callous attitude to the risk of teen suicide caused by his app. Today, however, another popular-with-the-teens web property showed the world the right way to handle the subject.
Following the death of comedian Robin Williams, apparently of suicide, Reddit has edited Williams’ “Ask Me Anything” interview, first posted ten months ago, to include a prominent link to a list of suicide prevention groups and hotlines.
Reddit is often criticised as a hotbed of bullying and abuse but, for this small but incredibly sensitive gesture, they deserve applause for today at least. Kudos, Reddit.