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Internet suicide risk
7:00am Friday 1st November 2013 in News
The internet is linked to an increased risk of suicide and self-harm among vulnerable adolescents, say Oxford researchers.
A review of existing studies into internet use and young people was undertaken and the researchers suggest that clinical assessments of young people should include questions about online content they have viewed.
A total of 14 studies were analysed by the Oxford team.
Senior co-author professor Keith Hawton, from the Centre for Suicide Research at the University of Oxford, said: “Communication via the internet and other electronic means has potential roles in both contributing to and preventing suicidal behaviour in young people.”
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