Monday, 4 February 2019

Children as young as 12 'competing to become better self-harmers'

Children as young as 12 'competing to become better self-harmers' Children as young as 12 are competing with each other to commit worsening acts of self-harm on websites, a groundbreaking study reveals.

They described wanting to become “better self-harmers” and match horrific injuries they saw on Tumblr, one of the sites they chose because posts receive little scrutiny.

It is the first time researchers have been able to lift the lid on experience of such sites, after securing approval to interview young self-harmers. The Telegraph

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