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Alarming Trend Among Teens: 'Digital Self-Harm'

6% of children surveyed said they'd engaged in 'self-cyberbullying'

(Newser) - Cyberbullying is a huge problem among teens—and an alarming new study finds that sometimes, kids inflict the bullying on themselves. Researchers surveyed almost 5,600 US students between the ages of 12 and 17, and around 6% reported they had engaged in what researchers are calling "self-cyberbullying" or... More »

Warning for Parents: Look Out for 'Blue Whale Challenge'

Online 'game' (or is it a hoax?) supposedly spurs kids to self-harm

(Newser) - Because parents don't have enough to worry about, both in the virtual and real worlds, a warning is now circulating about an online dare that could spur kids to engage in self-harm. Massachusetts' Sun Chronicle reports that school officials there emailed parents last week about the "Blue Whale... More »

2003 Report Breaks Quiet Surrounding Sherri Papini Case

Her mother claimed Papini was harming herself but blaming her mother

(Newser) - Investigators haven't gone public with any new info about Sherri Papini's alleged kidnapping since Nov. 30—but the Sacramento Bee has done some digging. After filing several California Public Records Act requests, it obtained a December 2003 police report that's just two sentences long. What it says:... More »

Tattoo Artist Offers Free Tattoos to Cover Self-Harm Scars

Response is so overwhelming she has to limit number to 50

(Newser) - A 22-year-old Australian tattoo artist is making headlines after offering free tattoos to people with scars from self-harm, BuzzFeed reports. "I want you to be able to look down at the scars that bring you pain, embarrassment, shame, and be able to put those feelings behind you and instead... More »

Bullied Kids 'Prone to Self Harm'

Adolescents react by cutting themselves, pulling out hair, or worse

(Newser) - Bullied children are more likely to self-harm during their adolescent years than their classmates are, the BBC reports. A British study of more than 2,000 children shows that 12-year-olds who had endured bullying were up to three times more likely to bite or cut their own arms, pull out... More »

Thousands of Self-Harm Videos Live on YouTube

Study warns: Videos could trigger viewers to cut

(Newser) - A disturbing trend on YouTube: Thousands of videos showing—and, in many cases, glamorizing—cutting and other self-injury methods. The videos get millions of hits, and a recent study warns that they could act as a how-to guide for viewers who are looking to harm themselves. The graphic videos often... More »

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