Student Self-Harm & Suicide Rates Show A Disturbing Upward Trend
Rates of self-harm and suicide among children and teens are on the rise. Suicide is now the 2nd leading cause of death among adolescents. While students who self-harm don’t always attempt suicide, they are up to 3.5 times more likely to.
The journey to self-harming and suicidal behavior does not happen all at once. Students often leave clues about their thoughts and actions online. Activity that indicates self-harm and thoughts of suicide include internet searches, social media activity. Students also often write about their thoughts and intentions in documents and emails. And they upload images to cloud-based drives, like Google Drive, SharePoint, and OneDrive.
As schools increasingly use Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 for class, students are becoming more accustomed to using them as both school and personal spaces. When self-harm and/or suicidal ideation behavior is taking place on school accounts, districts have a responsibility to act on it. Many put processes in place to alert school counselors and/or building officials to ensure students get the support they need.
Student Self-Harm Monitoring Resources for K-12 Safety Teams
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