Shut down Samaritans Radar

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Ellen McDade
7 years ago
To prevent bullying and abuse online

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Henryetta Lee
7 years ago
As someone with a mental illness, this app worries me. Being able to share feelings with others who also suffer helps a lot. Being stalked does not.

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Lydia Levey
7 years ago
Many before myself have expressed the key issues with this concept, and I do not intend to repeat them as that wouldn't be an effective usage of my reasoning why I wish to sign this petition.

However, I do wish to share a personal experience.

I began to telephone Samaritans earlier this year after emailing them for years: I was simply too scared to pick up the phone. Then I did. And then things got better.

The intentions are completely honourable with this, and they didn't intend to cause any distress. They only want to help.

On that note, I want to take a moment to reflect on something else: the resistance when one is faced with being watched and monitored constantly without their consent will always kick up sand and upset.

While a few mistakes have been made here, I fear that people will completely lose the faith they had in Samaritans and I fear that their original intention will be forgotten.

They never intended to create any issues with privacy. They never intended to create something that ultimately was going to make users feel vulnerable. They only wanted to help. Criticism, when constructive, will certainly be helpful for Samaritans to improve this idea into one we all like.

One feeling I always got when I was extremely depressed was that I wished 'normal people' knew how to talk with me and approach this subject. Samaritans Radar was going to change so many people's attitudes to mental health problems by giving people advice on how to change their mindset.

Stigma is oppressive. With the fall of Samaritans Radar, the fog of stigma only thickens.

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Jen Hall
7 years ago
Invasion of privacy and so open to abuse. Must be made opt in.

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Neil Archer
7 years ago
A gross invasion of privacy.

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Chris Taylor
7 years ago
A ridiculous waste of donations and it obviously wouldn't work.

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M Luden
7 years ago
unrequested surveillance

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Claudia Schirmeister
7 years ago
I do not want to be spied on 'for my own good' and without my consent. The governments & agencies are doing too much of that already

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anthony jordan
7 years ago
I resigned from Sams in June 2014 after 40 years over BOT voting to drop confidentiality in Nov. 2011 in Republic of Ireland. This is more of the same. Sams has lost the plot!

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Sadie Ewing-Wilson
7 years ago
Breach of Data Protection & Exposure of Vulnerable People