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These Secret Hashtags Teens Use On Social Media Promote Dangerous Behavior

These Secret Hashtags Teens Use On Social Media Promote Dangerous Behavior

Researchers have found hidden hashtags teens are using on social media to connect with others engaging in risky or self-harming behavior. Why, you may be wondering, would teens want to divulge this type of self-harming behavior to a bunch of strangers? According to Dr. Megan Moreno, who practices adolescent medicine at Seattle Children's Hospital, it's so they will feel less alone.

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