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We need to support such kids a great deal more [and] ask about their Internet usage."Globally, Internet use increased by more than 566 percent between December 2000 and June 2012, according to the study authors.Although this new study links more extensive Internet use with higher rates of self-harm, it doesn't prove that computer use caused the self-injurious behavior. 30 in the journal PLo S ONE, Montgomery's team reviewed 14 studies from Western countries and Asia about Internet use and self-harm or suicide among young people.Moderate or severe addiction to the Internet is also connected to higher risks of self-harm and increased levels of depression or thoughts of suicide, the study authors said.Use of chat rooms was strongly linked to greater risks of suicide -- a connection not observed in relation to other social networking sites.In the United States each year, about 4,600 people between 10 and 24 years old take their own lives, and many more survive suicide attempts, according to the U. In one study Montgomery's team reviewed, 59 percent of young people said they had researched suicide online, and 80 percent of those who had carried out particularly violent acts of self-harm said they had researched self-harm online beforehand.
31 (Health Day News) -- While social media can help vulnerable teenagers seeking support, Internet use can do more harm than good for young people at risk of self-harm or suicide, a new study suggests.New York and Nebraska began their investigations this year after learning that children had unfettered access to adult chat rooms.One investigator, posing as a 14-year-old girl, reported receiving 35 personal messages of a sexual nature over 25 minutes, Spitzer said.Yahoo is committed to continue to work with (the) law enforcement community, to minimize, target and take action against such behavior." The agreement is "an affirmative step for Yahoo," Spitzer said at a news conference.The attorney general said his office will look at other Internet service providers that may have similar problems.