#Flash: Online Activities Linked To Suicide Related Behavior
A study aimed to investigate the correlation between various online risk factors and youth suicide-related behavior. Sample included 2600 U.S. schools that participated in an online safety monitoring program which evaluated online risk factors including cyberbullying, violence, drugs, hate speech, profanity, sexual content, depression and low-severity self harm. Results showed significant associations of severe suicide/self-harm alerts and all eight online risk factors. The researchers reported ORs for the associations ranged from 1.17 for drug-related content to 1.82 for depression-related content. This study emphasized that keeping a check on what children are exposed to and posting online can potentially help parents and caregivers assist them earlier.

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