It’s potentially life-threatening behavior that children, mostly girls as young as 11 years old, are engaging in, often hidden away from parents, teachers and other adults.
“Cutting” is a form of self-harm that has been around for decades, but as ABC Action News has discovered it has recently been growing at an alarming rate here in the Tampa Bay area.
Social media, movies and music videos are driving this dangerous practice from dark bedrooms into the mainstream.
Experts say it’s important to stop it early before young lives are ruined…

Read more: http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/social-media-movie-stars-may-be-driving-teens-to-cutting#ixzz2XumTf28d

Social media, movie stars may be driving teens to cutting (ABC News Article)