Social media can lead to self-harming behavior in teens

Social media can lead to self-harming behavior in teens

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Social media use could lead to an increase in the number of teens who harm themselves. Researchers in the United Kingdom say self-harming rose in girls from 13-16 by 68% over the course of 3 years.

Boys in the same age group saw an increase of 52% during that time. Reportedly less than half of those teens are going through treatment.

Some experts say bullying, body image issues and school pressure can be made worse by an online presence.
 

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