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Teens turn to social media for attention, even in death

Teens turn to social media for attention, even in death

Modern youth prefer social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook as a means to express themselves. Youth today are being raised in the digital age where information travels from one end of the globe to another at the push of a button. In my clinical practice of child and adolescent psychiatry, I often encounter patients who are experiencing emotional distress secondary to sharing sexually explicit images of themselves with someone they hope to be in a relationship with. It is only after pressing the send button on their mobile devices that they realize that their private parts are in the public domain because the person they unilaterally confide in often shares them...

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