Thursday, 6 June 2019

Self-harm trebles among women in past 14 years amid calls for social media firms to protect vulnerable users

Self-harm trebles among women in past 14 years amid calls for social media firms to protect vulnerable users The number of girls and young women self-harming has tripled in the past 14 years as charities call on social media companies to take up their duty of care.

In 2000, 6.5% of 16 to 24-year-old girls and women reported having self-harmed at some point in their life. However this figure doubled to 11.7% in 2007 and 19.7% in 2014. The Daily Telegraph

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