Digital Self-Harm often comes to light too late.
A worrying new online trend sees children as young as 12 posting nasty anonymous messages about themselves.
A new study has shown that one in 20 American teenagers have ‘digitally self-harmed’, and like its physical counterpart, the behavior is often a cry for help.
The researchers say there may be a link between digital self-harm and suicidal thoughts and/or attempts.
Like physical self-harm and depression, we need to closely look at the possibility that digital self-harm behaviors might precede suicide attempts,’ study lead author Professor Sameer Hinduja, from Florida Atlantic University, said.