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"I think they were shocked that Carina had actually done it.
But the people behind the sites should be locked up," she said. It is horrific and the pain of losing her will never, ever go.
Cyber-bullying was found to make victims more likely to self-harm, and one study suggested online bullying put both victims and perpetrators at higher risk of attempted suicide.
How to help these at-risk adolescents remains a concern.
"But I am unsurprised that what we found appears to be generally negative, as these vulnerable kids often feel isolated.
The investigators found that some studies suggested Internet forums support socially isolated people, helping them to cope.
Matthew Lorber, acting director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. A teen told me she went to a chat room on cutting, where basically a lot of teens were acting as if it were cool and no big deal."The Internet also provides access to suicidal content, like how to cut or kill yourself, and certainly that information is readily available," added Lorber, who wasn't involved in the research. About 157,000 young people receive emergency room treatment for self-inflicted injuries.
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.
They returned home from a holiday to discover that their son had hanged himself.
His father, Paul Kelly, has been campaigning since his son's death, five years ago, to close down pro-suicide chat rooms and websites.