When Teens Cyberbully Themselves

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Self-harming behaviour is used by teens as a coping mechanism to alleviate feelings of pain or exclusion. Recent research suggests that some adolescents engage in digital self-harm, a new form of self aggression that involves posting derogatory content about themselves on social media. "Similar to teens who self-harm by cutting, kids who cyberbully themselves often suffer silently, feeling like they don't have a friend or adult to confide in."

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