New Form Of Aggression Has Emerged Among Adolescents

Published: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 3:36pm
Updated: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 3:43pm

Cyberbullying leads to adolescents feeling scared, threatened and unsure of their own value.

Some young people may end up physically harming themselves as well. But a new form of aggression has emerged, which is directed toward oneself. The term is called “digital self-harm.”

Justin Patchin is the co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center and a professor of criminal justice at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He was the lead author of the paper, "Digital Self-Harm among Adolescents."

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