Be the Change, Stop Bullying & Cyberbullying


“Digital Self-Harm” is considered anonymous online posting or sharing of hurtful content about oneself. About 6% of students have digitally self-harmed (Patchin & Hinduja, 2017).

Males are more likely to report having participated in digital self-harm (7.1% compared to 5.3%) (Patchin & Hinduja, 2017).

There is a significant correlation between digital self-harm and sexual orientation, experience with school bullying and cyberbullying, drug use, and other depressive symptoms (Patchin & Hinduja, 2017).

16.9% of youth indicated that they had self-harmed including cutting, scratching, and self-hitting (83.2% of the time) (Canadian Medical Association, 2008).

The average age of self-harm onset is 15.2 years of age (Canadian Medical Association, 2008).

Many mental health symptoms are associated with self-harm behaviors, particularly those with depressive mood and attention-related problems. Of those who reported nonsuicidal self-harm, 56% did seek help for the behavior (Canadian Medical Association, 2008).



Self-Harm in Missouri

13.1% of students reporting attempting to harm themselves on purpose in a deliberate, but not suicidal, way (Missouri Department of Mental Health, 2012).

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