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Internet addicts twice as likely to self-harm

3rd December 2009

A study published in the journal of Injury Prevention has found that children who are addicted to the internet are more likely to self-harm.

A team from the University of Notre Dame in New South Wales, Australia, surveyed 1,618 teenagers in China and found one in ten of them was moderately addicted to the internet and less than 1% had a severe addiction. But after other factors such as stress and lack of sleep were considered, the teenagers with a severe addiction were twice as likely to self-harm.


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